• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 657

    An Inlaid Lacquer Cabinet

    JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    An Inlaid Lacquer Cabinet
    Joseon dynasty (19th century)
    Rectangular, with rectangular base supported by four inward-turned legs and fitted with symmetrically arranged drawers of various sizes, the exterior lacquer inlaid with green and red shagreen and horn accented by wire, some twisted, with confronted phoenixes and blossoms on the hinged doors, lotus scroll on the sides, with a dragon and tiger on the top and with yin-yang symbols on the interior, completing the felicitous imagery; the stand decorated en suite; engraved metal fittings
    26 3/8 x 23 1/8 x 16½in. (67 x 59 x 42cm.)


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    For another cabinet, see Monica Kopplin, Ostasiatische Lackkunst: Ausgewählte Arbeiten (East Asian Lacquer: Selected Works [in the BASF Museum für Lackkunst]) Münster: n.d. [c. 1993], cat. no. 24.

    Previously sold Chistie's, London, 19 June, 2002, lot 65

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR