LATE 19TH CENTRY KOREAN ICH'UNG BUTTERFLY WEDDING CABINET CHEST BRASS FITINGS J1
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Item Height: 142 cm
Tabletop Material: Mahogany
Item Length: 42 cm
Item Width: 91 cm
Antiques of London
We are delighted to offer for sale this Late 19th Century Korean Chest.
The late 19th-century Korean Ich'ung butterfly wedding cabinet chest with brass fittings is a truly exquisite piece that captures the essence of Korean craftsmanship and culture. This cabinet chest, also known as a "pyung Sang," was traditionally used during weddings to store and display the bride's dowry items.
The cabinet chest is constructed from high-quality wood, which is known for its strength and durability. The wood is carefully chosen to showcase its natural grain patterns and to create a harmonious composition.
One of the most striking features of this wedding cabinet chest is its intricate brass fittings. These fittings are meticulously crafted and delicately engraved with traditional motifs such as butterflies, flowers, or other auspicious symbols that hold significant meaning in Korean culture. The brass fittings not only enhance the visual appeal of the piece but also serve as functional elements to secure the doors or drawers.
In terms of design, this wedding cabinet chest typically features multiple drawers and compartments for organizing and storing various bridal items such as bedding, clothing, or jewelry. The various storage spaces are thoughtfully arranged to ensure ease of access and efficient use of space.
The overall aesthetic of this late 19th-century Ich'ung butterfly wedding cabinet chest reflects a blend of elegance and functionality. It showcases traditional Korean design elements while exemplifying meticulous attention to detail. This stunning piece serves not only as a functional storage solution but also as a work of art that celebrates Korea's rich cultural heritage.
Owning a late 19th-century Korean Ich'ung butterfly wedding cabinet chest with brass fittings not only adds a touch of history and culture to any space but also offers a perfect conversation starter and a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of Korean artisans.
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Height - 142 cm
Width - 91 cm
Depth - 42 cm
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