Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date: late 19th century
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)
Credit Line: Bequest of Franklin Jasper Walls, 1963
Accession Number: 63.121.1a, b
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.