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A TWO-LEVEL WOOD CHEST (YI CHUNG JANG)

CHOSON PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A TWO-LEVEL WOOD CHEST (YI CHUNG JANG)
choson period (19th century)
The rectangular chest supported by four cabriole 'tiger legs', each pair joined by a rectangular slat, the overhanging rectangular top surface supported on the underside by brackets and the edges of the top mounted with short flanges, the front of the chest constructed with contiguous rectangular and square panels outlined by raised borders (kiljum nunda) mounted with T-shaped or cross-shaped metal fittings, also constructed with two pairs of doors opening to the inner shelves each applied with pairs of L-shaped corner fittings, rounded mounts and two rectangular hinges, the back of the chest unfinished
46½ x 15¾ x 39 3/8in. (118 x 40 x 100cm.)
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