Korean Wedding Chest

c. 1920
$1,580 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 14.5" D: 13.5" H: 25.5"
Materials
Wood
Brass
Lacquer
Collection #
CEC010
Estimated Shipping
$200

Dated to the early 20th century, this lacquered Korean wedding chest is decorated with round medallions conveying three blessings for a good life. Enclosed by lattice-like fret patterns, the medallions offer blessings of luck (福), longevity (寿), and love (囍). The chest opens from the top, secured with a brass lock plate in the form of a butterfly, a traditional symbol of a life of prosperity and joy. The interior is lined with vintage paper patterned with Korean text. Likely originally used as a bridewealth chest during a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, the trunk lives on as a fantastic storage option for the modern home.

Original pin closure has been lost.

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