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Inkstone Box with Beautiful Deep, Dark Paulownia Grain

Inkstone Box with Beautiful Deep, Dark Paulownia Grain

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1004597

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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. 12.5 x 8 x 8 inches, 32 x 20 x 20 cm.