Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1346507 (stock #1277)
Korean Art and Antiques
$8,000.00
Red and Black Lacquered Palace Bookshelf that was published in the book Oriental Lacquer Art by Lee Yu-kuan, a widely-used reference by a renowned author on the subject of Asian lacquer art. Provenance: Christie's New York. The details are carved in the style of palace architecture. Red lacquer was restricted by law to only the royal court. The last photographs here are excerpts from the book. 34w x 30.75h x 10.75d inches, 86.5w x 78h x 27.25d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1346504 (stock #1276)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Fine and Rare 19th Century Korean Inkstone Box constructed entirely of Luxurious Zelkova Wood. This is probably the only example you will ever see of an antique Korean inkstone box made entirely of beautifully-grained zelkova wood. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor. 15 x 9.5 x 8.25 inches, 38 x 24 x 21 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1346501 (stock #1275)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Korean Scholar's Inkstone Box constructed entirely of paulownia wood, a very desirable wood for scholars and collectors because of its unique and beautiful grain and its natural bug repellent qualities. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor. 14 x 8 x 8 inches, 35.5 x 20.25 x 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1323045 (stock #1242)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare and Fine Late Joseon Dynasty Turn-of-the-Century Korean Chest with Carved Floral Openwork and Auspicious Cranes and Plants. This chest was in Christie's auction of Korean art on April 24, 1997. The last two photographs here are from the auction catalogue. 35.5 x 16.5 x 32.25.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1319182 (stock #1236)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Beautiful Old Wood Seal Box with Name Seal and Lock. 4 x 4 x 2.25 inches, 10 x 10 x 5.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1317745 (stock #1231)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Very Rare Korean Scholar's Study Desk (Soan). 26.5 x 18.5 x 11.5 inches, 67.25 x 47 x 29.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1307950 (stock #1212)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare Persimmon Scholar's Stationery Chest (Mungap) with a beautiful grain and fine detailing. Old mungap are very rare, and persimmon wood, with its two-tone grain, is the wood that is most desired by collectors. 'Mun' means things pertaining to culture, and 'gap' means low chest. These chests were given this name because they were used as a repository for items related to cultural life, such as rolls of paper, brushes, ink sticks and ink stones. One door lifts out, and then other doors can slide over and lift out, to reveal an interior that is as beautiful as the exterior. This is the kind of design that influenced the creators of Art Deco. 43w x 16d x 17.5h inches, 109w x 40.5d x 44.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1307938 (stock #1211)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,500.00
Extremely Rare 18th Century Korean Coin Chest (Donkwe) with all six sides made of Zelkova Wood. You will never find another like this. With zelkova wood supplies dwindling at the end of the 18th Century, Korean started making coin chests of zelkova on 4 sides, and pine on 2 sides. By the end of the 19th Century, coin chests were made either entirely of pine, or pine on 4 sides and zelkova on 2 sides. You will never find an older or more beautiful piece of Korean antique furniture. Coin chests are highly prized by collectors, as their purpose required that they be the heaviest and most well constructed piece of furniture in the home. Paper money did not exist in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large, heavy quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was a necessity. Here's a funny quote from 1898 on Korean money by Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in weight and clumsiness, the Koreans would be a very wealthy people." This coin chest is likely the oldest one to be offered for sale. But it's not just old, it also has the most gorgeous wood grain. The iron lockplate is itself a work of art. It is in the shape of an inventively rendered swallowtail, and is adorned with the mythical longevity plant, bullocho, at the top of the lockplate and inside the lockplate. The swallow is an ancient Korean symbol of beauty and prosperity. The swallowtail shape is echoed in the other iron hardware on this amazing chest. 37w x 19d x 20.75h inches, 94w x 48.25 x 52.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1303925 (stock #1205)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Korean Kitchen Chest with a Beautiful Color. 37.5h x 36 x 16 inches, 95.25 x 91.5 x 40.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275607 (stock #1174)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,200.00
Very Rare Wide-Grained Korean Ash Wood Soban Personal Dining Table with Floral Crest. Purchased from Koreana Art and Antiques in the 1980's. The original price tag is still on the bottom of the table, as seen in the 3rd photograph here. This form is rare, and the floral crest is even more rare. Truly a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece. The original natural oil finish has been buffed to a clear beautiful shine over many decades of buffing and cleaning, and is so much more attractive than the waxy chemical finishes on today's furniture. 14.5 x 13.25 x 4.25 inches, 37 x 33.5 x 10.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275606 (stock #1173)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,200.00
Rare Type of Korean Antique Dining Table with Engraved Floral Scrolls and Calligraphy of Happiness and Long Life Characters. If you are interested, we can provide information on a very similar Korean table that recently sold at an auction in Korea for $4000. These types of tables are rare and much sought-after by collectors. The original natural oil finish has been buffed to a clear beautiful shine over many decades of buffing and cleaning, and is so much more attractive than the waxy chemical finishes on today's furniture. 36.5 x 20.5 x 11.5 inches, 92.75 x 52 x 29.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1263086 (stock #1147)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Antique Korean Wood Lamp (Deunggyong) with porcelain oil cup. It is very rare to find an antique lamp with the porcelain cup. 18 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, 45.75 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1255857 (stock #1135)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Very scarce, one-of-a-kind 18th Century Book Chest (Chaekjang) that was treasured by a studious Korean scholar over 200 years ago. A portion of the back panel has been replaced, at the bottom of the back panel. 37.5w x 25.25w x 18.5d inches, 95.25 x 64 x 47 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1255856 (stock #1134)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Early 20th Century Large Black-Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Box, in fair condition with much loss of the mother-of-pearl. The brass hardware is old but is not original. 31.5 x 18.5 x 16.5 inches, 80 x 47 x 42 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1250739 (stock #1164)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare Pair of Antique Korean Doors. Each door: 66 x 22 inches, 167.5 x 56 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1180294 (stock #1000)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Set of Three Nesting Wood Boxes covered with Applied Hand-Cut Paper Designs, finished with a light oil, very much like the one in the Brooklyn Museum (see page 163 of the Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum, 2006). All of the boxes are lined with budok talismanic prints. The prints alone are rare and valuable. You will never find another set like this. The bats are a symbol of happiness. The Korean Taeguk symbol adorns the lids and sides of each box. With one more section than the two-sectioned yin and yang symbol, the three-sectioned Korean Samtaeguk symbolizes Heaven (red), Earth (green) and Humankind (yellow), which combine and interlock to form the supreme ultimate unity of cosmological forces. A nice example of the old tradition of Korean Hanji (Paper) Art. Large Box: 19.25 x 11.5 x 6.75 inches, 49 x 29 x 17 cm; Medium Box: 17.5 x 9.75 x 5.5 inches, 44.5 x 24.75 x 14 cm; Small Box: 15.75 x 8 x 4.75 inches, 40 x 20.25 x 12 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1173185 (stock #0990)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Very Rare Lacquered Animal Hide Mirror Box with Tortoise Shell and Mother-of Pearl and Copper Wire Decoration. The phoenixes are made of tortoise-shell and have mother-of-pearl eyes. A truly fine and very scarce work of art. 13 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 33 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1172628 (stock #0989)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare Pair of 19th Century Tiger-Legged Dining Tables of Ginkgo Wood from Gyeongsang Province. There is an identical table in the book that is the bible of Korean antique furniture, Traditional Korean Furniture (page 82, photo 89) by my friend and mentor, Man Sill Pai. She elaborates on this type of soban in her book, Dining Tables published by Ewha University Press. She says, "These tiger-legged soban tables (hojok-ban) have strong lines sharply pinched in at the ankles. The plates were made of a single piece of plank and the legs, with their well-shaped calves and thin ankles, were fixed into unobtrusive aprons. Tiger-legged tables were favored for ritual use in the royal palace." One table is in very good condition, and the other table needs repair. 15.5w x 10.25h inches, 39.5w x 26h cm.