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Lacquer and mother of pearl stacking chest, Korea Joseon period circa 1900
Lacquer and mother of pearl stacking chest, Korea Joseon period circa 1900 - Asian Art & Antiques Style
Ref : 71277
8 500 €
Period :
19th century
Medium :
Lacquer and mother of pearl on wood
Dimensions :
L. 30.31 inch X l. 18.5 inch X H. 50.59 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - Lacquer and mother of pearl stacking chest, Korea Joseon period circa 1900
Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny

Asian Art


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Lacquer and mother of pearl stacking chest, Korea Joseon period circa 1900

This black lacquer chest is comprised of two boxes which stack one on top of the other, the lower having a stand. The stand protected the base of the lower chest from heat radiating from the traditional underfloor heating system, known as 'ondol', found in a Korean house.
The lacquer is lavishly covered with inlaid mother-of-pearl decoration. Cranes, longevity symbols, figures in landscapes with trees and fish are depicted as well as stylised shaped decorative metal fittings.
Such chest decorated with auspicious motifs would typically have been found in the female quarters of a wealthy Korean home. The chest was used for the storage of clothes and bedding.
128,5 x 77 x 47cm.
Korea, Joseon period, circa 1900

Delevery information :

A special care is given to packing. Bigest pieces are crated.
All our shippings are insured with tracking.
As we do a lot of shippings, we do have very special rates. Please inquire!

Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny

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Asian Art & Antiques