Rosewood House Original Collection Antique Chest S. Dimensions: 36" W x 17" D x 67 H. This original Korean chest dates back to circa 1880 and is made of two separate, stack-able pieces to represent double happiness and to make this tall chest easy to move and transport in a time of wagons and carts.
Made out of supple and light persimmon wood, and covered with ornate metal plate work, every aspect of this chest is intricately made, with great attention to detail. It's aesthetic presence makes an undeniable impact. The top piece of the set features a large main interior space, with a shelf and dowel at the top, for easy hanging storage.
It also has seven small drawers, each with embellished hardware. An ornate, spring pin holds the two main doors closed with elegance and style. The bottom piece consists of one large interior storage space, accessed by a horizontal cabinet door, sturdy and well-supported on five large hinges. Hiding inside are three small drawers, kept secret behind the main opening to protect your private treasures. Much of the impact comes in the form of the original hardware, a genuinely antique nickel, and is in fine working order.The interior is still lined with paper, as it would have been originally, and the large front doors are designed to allow air to flow in and out, to keep fabrics fresh. Korean antique chest, circa 1880. Two pieces, apart for convenient moving upstairs or between homes (as originally intended in that era). Photo from Oakland Museum of California for illustration purposes, see another "inferior" Korean chest in J.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "dragonmotif" and is located in Concord, California. This item can be shipped to United States.