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A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Accessory Box (Hwagak haem)
A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Accessory Box (Hwagak haem)

JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)

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A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Accessory Box (Hwagak haem) Joseon dynasty (19th century) Of square shape set on an integral stand with bracket feet and shaped apron, applied on the top and sides with square and rectangular oxhorn panels painted on the versos in red, green, white and black pigments with auspicious imagery of cranes, phoenixes, waves, clouds, bullocho fungus and the sun on red grounds, the base applied with red lacquer; the hinged lid opening to an inner removable shallow tray and storage compartment and the lower box fitted with a drawer with metal loop pulls; fitted with a brass lockplate and tongue hasp and button locks; interior wood stained black 11 5/8 x 11½ x 9 3/8in. (29.5 x 29.3 x 23.7cm.)
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