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Korean Stacked Kitchen Chest with Butterflies and Bats
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Korean Stacked Kitchen Chest with Butterflies and Bats

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Furniture: Pre 1910: Item # 1256168
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Korean two-unit stacked chest (ichung nong) with beautiful persimmon wood front panels, and a fruitwood frame. brass hardware, four rectangular top drawers with brass bat-shaped handles, and a set of hinged drawers on each unit with a large brass butterfly lock in the center and brass butterfly hinges. The Korean word for 'bat' is a homophone for the Chinese word for 'good fortune', so bats are considered a good luck charm, and butterflies represent happiness. The inside of the chest is lined with white paper, with Korean characters. Early 20th century circa 1900s Size: 56" height, 34" width, 16.25" depth