Dear visitors

Under the Bo website is not available for review online anymore, but all the items in our extensive catalog of objets, furniture or architectural element are still available for sale.

If you have any queries or want to check it out, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling the form below, we have some useful tips.

Thank you and sorry for this inconvenience.

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UNDER THE BO GALLERY – Temporarily closed

Chiang Mai
We are still in operation from the warehouse for the time being.

Mobiles :
+66(0)818 850 597
+66(0)819 939 516

Skype : underthebo

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About us

Under The Bo is a limited company established in 1992. It is based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand & deals mostly in a wide variety of used & antique objects pertaining to cultures from all over Asia & beyond.

It has an extensive international and local clientele, supply dealers, decorators, architects and the discerning private collector. Under the Bo galleries are directed by François Villaret, a French adventurer with an eye for the exquisite. He has been traveling relentlessly mostly in Asia, but also Africa for more than fourty years.

He managed an Asian art gallery in Paris in the early 1980’s, and then lived in India and Indonesia, where he discovered a passion for tribal art. He has been collecting unique pieces ever since.

In his shop (soon to be re-opened at a different place) & warehouse spaces, François has chosen pieces from all over the world. Through careful selection of the most unusual objects, he sells dreams of different forms, cultures and usage. Even when the local market is saturated with lacquer ware, gilded teakwood carving & sculpture, silk weaving and silver jewelry, François is always able to spot, in that dusty old shop, the rare item in need of loving restoration or repair, which returns its original beauty with the added charm of its age & history.

From time to time François has museum quality pieces, but mostly he concentrates on selecting the best items of their kind and style, unique pieces, that are nevertheless affordable.

Under the Bo is conscientious about the depletion of Thailand’s old forests and so always make sure anytime teak is used it is antique, often from old farmhouses being torn down to make way for modern concrete counterparts. Otherwise François uses jack wood, a beautifully grained fruit tree, more recently oak & cypress imported from Europe. Furthermore Under the Bo is responsible for planting over 15,000 seedlings of indigenous trees, mostly teak, in a wide degenerated forest, for future generations.

June 2017