A Korean lacquered box used to hold the ink stone and writing implements that were used during the Joseon Dynasty. Such a box was made by and for the common man or farmer and is a good example of Korean Folk Art. The box's lid fits over an inner tray where the ink stone and water dropper were kept. Below the tray would be stored ink sticks, paper and brushes. The box's finish is the original dark red lacquer, and the iron nails and straps are also original and hand made. The box measures about 7" high x 8" wide x 13 3/4" long, and is in very good condition for its' age. There is one worm hole, one worn strap, wear to corners and surfaces, and a hole in the bottom where a piece of a knot has fallen out. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.