DESCRIPTION: A tall Korean bandaji chest with elaborately etched brass mounts, having hatchet-shaped hinges on two doors over two lower drawers with brass butterfly mounts. A large flower-shaped center medallion with etched flowering trees dominates the front and contains the locking mechanism (original key included). The two doors open to reveal three small drawers (ideal for jewelry) over three larger drawers with bat-shaped mounts. The upper portion unlocks to reveal a drop front desk with two drawers and slots for office papers. Latter Choson period (1392–1910), 19th or early 20th century. DIMENSIONS: 47.5' high 'x 30' wide 'x19'' deep.