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Small Korean Storage Headside Cabinet Joseon Dynasty

$ 4,200
  • Description
    A small Korean wood cabinet dated to the Joseon Dynasty circa 19th century. The cabinet was known as "Morijang" in Korean and was traditionally used to keep valuables such as jewelries and other small items on the bed (thus the name headside chest). Generally, this type of chest has a protruding top plank as found in this one and various configuration of drawers and storage compartments. In this cabinet, however, there are no drawer only one drop front door panel opens to a single storage space. This suggests the function of the piece may be for small textiles or perhaps books and manuscripts for reading. The cabinet was constructed primarily in Zelkova (neutinamu in Korean), a hardwood priced for its expressive dark grains that draws the eyes instantly. The richness is further enhanced with rather delicate brass fittings that mellowed into a beautiful patina with age.
    A small luxury piece of furniture for an affluent household, the cabinet is dated to mid-late 19th century and was made in central or southern Korea Peninsula where Zelkova trees were grown. The patina on the wood and brass is very attractive. An old repair on the top plank adds further historical charm to the piece. The cabinet has clearly been cherished and well care for generations.
    No lock.
  • More Information
    Origin: South Korea
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: wood and brass
    Condition: Good. Original with beautiful patina. Well cared for with expected wear from a piece of antique furniture. Historical repair on top. Clean interior, No lock.
    Creation Date: 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 669821
  • Dimensions
    W. 21 in; H. 19 in; D. 9.5 in;
    W. 53.34 cm; H. 48.26 cm; D. 24.13 cm;
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