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Chest

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, sharkskin, brass wire inlay and brass fittings
Dimensions:
H. 34 in. (86.4 cm); W. 27 5/8 in. (70.2 cm); D. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Franklin Jasper Walls, 1963
Accession Number:
63.121.1a, b
Not on view
Given the phoenix motif and the bright colors of the decoration, this lacquered wood chest was likely used by a woman in an elite household.
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