Antique Korean Nong storage cabinet. Single section with two compartments and four drawers along the top. Made with cypress wood frame and hardwood burl panels. Brass hardware with round lock plates and hinges.
Age: Joseon Period (late 1900's)
Dimensions: 56 3/4" high x 42 3/4" wide x 20 3/4" deep
Antique Korean bandaji, blanket storage trunk. Original finish with deep, rich patina. Iron hardware with cut out designs in hinges, lock plates, corner and side bracing. The door opens downward to a large compartment with a high shelf for storing smaller items. Though these trunks were used for storage of household items, bedding was usually folded and placed on top, thus giving them the name blanket storage chest.
An antique Korean scholar's low desk made of Chestnut drawer fronts and heavy old growth Red Pine wood for the balance of the piece. Designed with cubby-holes for the book stack of small manuscripts and books providing a Korean scholar's precious visual arrangement. Brass drawer pulls with foliated backplates. Delineated hard mounts with foliated tips to match the desk design.
There are 7 drawers for the storage of brushes, papers, inkstone and paperweights and the construction... Click for details
Antique Korean pair of nong, bedside chests for storage. Made of zelkova elm wood panels with cypress wood frame. Hardware is made of brass and has butterfly shaped door latches and hinges. The upper portion of each chest has a row of 4 small drawers with handles featuring bat shaped back plates. There is additional decorative corner hardware on the body and doors of the chest. Hinged doors open to a large open compartment. The doors themselves are finely inlaid with contrasting hardwood.... Click for details
An antique Korean Bundaji (bedding chest) made of Elm, Genko and dense Pine woods. Likely commissioned to be made and presented as a wedding present for a married couple it features its original brass hardware filled with a multitude of auspicious symbols. The five gourd hinges represent fertility and wealth. The double cabbage design represents a harmonious marriage. The Sea Bream represents wealth while the diamond shaped archaic pyramids surrounding the front symbolizes the ancestral... Click for details
Antique Korean nong, personal beside storage chest. Made with genko and cypress woods with burl panels. Hardware is made of brass and includes a chased brass square lock plate with double happiness characters. Doors open to reveal a large compartment for storage. On original stand with matching hardware.
Age: early 20th century
Dimensions: 29 3/4" high x 34" wide x 15 1/4" deep
Antique Korean bandaji (blanket storage) chest made with mirrored persimmon wood panels and hardware of brass and iron. The door of the chest is hinged and opens downward to reveal a large storage compartment. The inside of the compartment is outfitted with small drawers in the back and shelves on the sides in an unusual and clever configuration.
Age: Chosun Period (circa 19th century)
Dimensions: 33 1/2" high x 40 1/4" wide x 19 3/4" deep
Antique Korean hardwood inlaid hexagonal brushpot with bronze corner brackets. Scholar objects floral arrangements on each panel with flowering prunus arrangement. Etched shell and coral inlay. Standing on scrolling feet.
Antique Korean single section bedside chest, with book matched front panels of hardwood burl. Stylized Mandarin duck decorative bronze medallions with hinged side by side doors open to an expansive storage area. On original wooden stand.