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A Korean Shell-Inlaid Marriage Cabinet

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A Korean Shell-Inlaid Marriage Cabinet

CHOSON PERIOD (BEFORE 1876)

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A Korean Shell-Inlaid Marriage Cabinet Choson Period (Before 1876) The long rectangular cabinet supported on five bracket feet, the top and sides of black lacquer inlaid in shell with interrupted keyfret grounds within borders of Greek key patterns around roundels of auspicious characters, the four sliding detachable doors, one with a central lock and the others with a metal boss, similarly inlaid with auspicious motifs and characters, the interior of unlacquered wood with five drawers, a large central recess and smaller recesses to either side, the drawers with metal pulls, the reverse of the doors covered in red paper, one inscribed in English Jane Parker 1876, slight old damage 14 3/16 x 37 13/16 x 10½in. (36.0 x 96.0 x 26.6cm.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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Please note the date of this object should be prior to 1886 and not as stated in the catalogue.

Lot Essay

A similar document chest, apparently made by the same artisan or workshop, is in the Samsung Gallery of Korean Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is illustrated by Liz Wilkinson in 'Korean Furniture', The Asian Art Newspaper, May 1999, p. 15.

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