A Very Fine Lacquered Wood Wedding Gift Box:
Korea, Choson dynasty, 19th Century
This is of square form of marriage gift carrying chest to bride from bridegroom,
mounted with brass edges mounts cast as stylized flowers and brass lockplate with as a long
handle, lower pull drawer with a stylized C hanle, and with a stand.
*** This type of wedding box or “Ham” so called, the day before wedding ceremony, bridegroom males deliver a container of wedding gifts to a bride from a bridegroom that is one of traditional Korean wedding ceremonial events, and it still has been keep doing till now.
It’s in excellent condition, measures 21” h.x 17 1/4”x 17 1/4”