Display stands, used to hold books, ceramics, and the other objects, are constructed of square boards into a slender frame. They typically consist of three or four tiers, and are open on all four sides; hence the name sabang takja, or four direction shelf. Some stands include closed cabinets with doors in the lower or middle tier for storage. The simple design, pleasing proportions, and emphasis on the natural grain of the wood reflect the frugal yet elegant style of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) wood furniture, and also appeal to more modern tastes. The shelves are almost square and the frame is relatively elongated and thick, lending a sturdy quality to the stands. The doors are decorated with persimmon wood, the grain of which resembles smudged ink.
W 46cm D 41cm H 178cm