Korean Mother of Pearl inlaid Black Lacquer chest with heavy Brass Hardware for upper class Scholar for storing necessary writing implements, Joseon Dynasty period, 19th C. 11" high, 10" wide-bottom measurement, 15" deep. In front inlaid of beautiful and peaceful lake scenery with boat, pavilion and pine trees on brass hinged double doors under the lift up top with horizontal brass bar into Brass Turtle to close and open. Two(2) long drawers for storing long brushes inside the double hinged doors and beautiful brass plates with two(2) small rings. Two(2) Swans protecting Peach trees circling the Chinese character "Long Life" in the circle on the top, all inlaid with Mother of Peal. On the side, there are full scale of peaceful Lake scene, 2 old scholars in the boat, pine trees in the mountain with Pavilions, just beautiful piece of art. Back is plain black lacquer finish with Long wide horizontal bar hinge to protect the weight of the top when it is open. Heavy Brass plate and hinges wrapped around the corners, between red lacquered bottom frame with shaped skirts and curved legs, and also front and back. The condition is good, no missing pieces, some black lacquer finish is rubbed off and shows brown wood around the corners and edges.