Chinese Han Dynasty belt hook. Made of gilt bronze with chimera motif in stippling technique. Arching form with the "hook" portion in the form of a chimera head.
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220)
Dimensions: 5 3/8" long x 1 1/4" wide
Antique Korean Blue and White Water Dropper
Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper in a squared form. The top surface adorned with cobalt blue underglaze landscape scene of mountains and boats and its sides with cobalt blue geometric motifs. The piece stands on four L shaped feet. With old crazing.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 6/8" H
Antique Korean Ceramic Bottle
Antique Korean ceramic bottle, glazed with rich white glaze with brown crackle. The cylindrical body tapers dramatically to the thin neck and dramatic rim. The foot is slightly recessed with glazed center and natural bare edges.
Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" H
Antique Korean Lacquer Inlay Container
Korean round lacquered container with shell inlay motifs of scrolling vines and lotus petals. The lid is topped with a pointed finial, lifting away to the red lacquered interior. The base is black lacquer with inlay sides and delicate inlay along interior rim.
Dimensions: 3 1/4" W x 2 1/4" H
Antique Korean Traditional Gat Horsehair Headgear
A traditional Korean gentlemen's headgear piece called a Gat, constructed of woven horsehair, bamboo, lacquer and silk. The Gat represented the social status of the wearer and protected their topknot underneath.
19th century Chosun Dynasty
Dimensions: 16 1/8" W x 7" H
Antique Korean Bedside Chest
A Korean hardwood bedside chest made with elm hardwood front doors, decorated by brass plate hinges, a central flower blossom medallion, and brass bat shaped handles. The interior of the chest holds six drawers with brass pulls and dramatic elm wood front panels.
Dates from 1950.
Dimensions: 25 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 26" H
Rare Antique Korean Nong Two Section Chest
Very Rare and unusual highly inlaid Korean two section chest. Decorated with nine serpentine dragons of mother of pearl and faux tortoiseshell in horn. The front Nong has a brass escutcheon in the form of a butterfly with cut out detialing in its wings. It has complete circle knob brass locks and key. The confronting 4 clawed dragons are tessellated in mother of pearl, twisted brass wires, and faux tortoiseshell in horn. The dragon's bodies continue on to decorating the sides and top of the... Click for details
Antique Korean Persimmon Wood Vanity Box
Korean vanity box made with persimmon wood panels. The box lid opens with brass hinges and brass front plating, incised with floral motifs. The interior of the box holds 4 compartments. Its sides conceal two small hidden drawers, opened by brass pulls, and the base of the piece has an interior low shelf.
Chosun Dynasty, early 20th century
Dimensions: 11” x 7 3/4” x 9” H
Antique Korean Kitchen Cabinet
Korean two-level hardwood kitchen cabinet, made with bold grain elm wood panels. The piece holds two small drawers along its topmost sections and an upper and lower compartment behind its two pairs of front swinging doors. Fitted with hand-forged iron hardware and plates.
Dimensions: 45 1/2" x 20 1/4" x 56 3/4" H
Antique Korean Large Bedside Chest
A large Korean bedside chest or Morijang. The top of the chest holds a row of 3 drawers with hinged double doors below, and a row of four drawers along the very bottom of the piece. Motifs of butterflies and auspicious symbols are seen throughout the hardware plating. The interior holds a single curved shelf with decorating metal plating and a locking mechanism to hold its front doors securely shut.