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Korean Choson (Yi dynasty) two-section ichung nong (wardrobe chest) with two stands decorated with brass hardware. This flexible piece can be used as a single stacking chest or as two side tables. Persimmon wood front panels. 39 1/2"H x 28 3/8"W x 13"D (each section about 23"H on a stand). Circa 1880. Very good and solid overall condition with some slight puckering and separations in the burl wood veneer...
Vintage 62-drawer Korean elm wood apothecary (medicine) chest, or Yak Jang. Three large drawers extend across the top, 35 drawers are along the bottom section, and the upper section has two doors, decorated with brass hardware, which lock with an original brass fish form lock to protect 24 interior drawers. Each drawer has a brass pull and is carved with ideographs corresponding to a particular herbal remedy. The door fronts and sides are accented by tightly woven reed...
Rare Korean Black Lacquered Arrow Case (Quiver) of bamboo with a design of grapes, peonies, and ferns. Length: 40 inches, 101.5 cm.
A Fine and Old Painting of Dokseong, Korea's Hermit Saint in a most beautiful landscape. This gorgeous painting has a phenomenal dark patina that could only have developed through years of ritual use and adds greatly to the contemplative beauty and serenity of this very special work of art. Dokseong is pictured in an inspiring remote mountain forest, a Daoist style landscape where he seeks solitude and self-cultivation. His attire is that of a Buddhist monk...
Korean : Contemporary item #906319 (stock #0388)
Porcelain Cube Bowl in the signature geometric style of Korean contemporary ceramic artist, Lee Min Kyu. The sides of the bowl seem to rise up straight, yet they flare outward ever so slightly. This bowl makes a great set when combined with the Lee Min Kyu Porcelain Vase (Stock #0387), as seen in the last photo here. Width: 9.5 inches, 24 cm; Height: 4.5 inches, 11.25 cm.
Porcelain Cube Tower Vase in the signature geometric style of Korean contemporary ceramic artist, Lee Min Kyu. The body subtly tapers at the top and bottom. This vase makes a great set when combined with the Lee Min Kyu Porcelain Bowl (Stock #0388), as seen in the last photo here. Height: 15.5 inches, 39 cm; Circumference: 18 inches, 45.5 cm.
Ceramic Sculpture by Cha Wa Sook. 18h x 16w x 4d inches, 46h x 40.5w x 25.5 cm.
Welcome To Another Century
Circular black lacquer box with slightly domed lid. The cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl pieces with a design of two human beings standing together. The black lacquer is crackled showing s reddish brown color in the crackle and along the rims. Korea, Yi dynasty, 18/19th century.
Comes with Japanese fitted box with insect damage and with silk pouch.
Height: ca. 1 3/16 inch (3.4 cm); diameter: 3 5/8 inches (9.3 cm).
Cover broken in two and well restored.
Korean antique 2-section personal head side chest, extensive chased brass (silver color) hardware, lovely mother of pearl inlay of birds and flowers, 4 small drawers across the top, bottom section has one large drawer, opening cabinet doors in the middle lead to one large compartment, dark color finish, nice wood grain, Chosun Dynasty (circa 1900). Size: 42 3/4" high x 38" wide x 17.5" deep (top flange 18.5" deep)
Silk Road Gallery
A very large silk yonhwado painting by Korean painter Hang San is a serene and soft scene of three waterfowl nestled among large lotus leaves. Traditional Korean lotus paintings, called yonhwado, were displayed in Korean homes during summer months on the open wood verandah or on the walls of the gentlemen's quarters. This late Choson early 20th century painting owes its calm to the placement and muted tones of the green leaves and a few rings of blue water on the fine silk...
Silk Road Gallery
This large framed Korean brush painting, signed and sealed by Korean artist Jae Min, is 58 inches in height. The late 19th century painting of a stand of bamboo shows the finely constrained lines and subtlety of the brush in the hands of a master. Ink and slight color on paper, it is matted with plain black silk and set within a traditional wood rounded corner Korean frame. A thin gold holding line separates the painting and mat...
The Honsu Ham (Korean Wedding Chest) was a wife's most proud possession, and was always placed high in a position of visual prominence in her room. This solidly constructed and handsome Honsu Ham is constructed entirely of exotic paulownia wood, and has a rich, striking grain. The iron lock plate is in the shape of a beautifully stylized pullocho, the ancient and mythical longevity plant...
Rare Antique Korean Spirit Shrine Painting (Kam Mo Yo Je Do). Spirit House Paintings are in the collections of several major museums. This painting would have been placed in a place of reverence in the home, and on the anniversary of an ancestor's death, a slip of paper with the ancestor's name would be placed on the blank space in the open doorway of the shrine in the painting and a ritual would have been performed in front of the painting...
Very Finely Embroidered Deluxe Pair of Korean Pillow Ends with Two Cranes (symbol of a long and happy life together) and Peonies (symbol of love and prosperity). A very special pair. Mounted and framed, but the frame is in disrepair and should be replaced. 5.5 x 4.25 inches, 14 x 11 cm each.
Korean : Pre 1900 item #871266 (stock #0332)
Korean Art and Antiques
Rare Pair of Large Painted Korean Funeral Bier Panels imbued with syncretic symbolism, with painted lotuses that are profound symbols in Buddhism of rebirth and purity, and attached painted Taoist pullocho, the mythical longevity plant, projecting in in a row from the front, all used in the service of a Shamanist funeral ritual. A fine, rare and striking example of old Korean folk art, and a great example of the traditional Korean open-mindedness and blending of religious faiths...
Beautifully Rendered and Painted Korean Rooster Funerary Figure. Funerary figures (kkoktu), were used on the funeral bier. Traditionally, these figures would be burned after their use, but thankfully this one survived the pyre and what was intended to be an ephemeral existence. It was removed to the home and used as a good luck and guardian figure to bless and protect the home...
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Museum & Provenance!
KOREAN, Koryo Dynasty (12-13th Century) Celadon Stonewear CUP with provenance. A deep cup with rounded sides, contracted lip and bevelled foot-rim. Greyish-green celadon glaze, faintly crackled. From the Carl Kempe Collection of Chinese (& Korean) Ceramics # 877, Purchased @ Sotheby's in Paris Dec. 18, 2008. Dimensions: 3.5 inches (9.3 cms.) x 2.5 inches height or 6.5 cms. Condition is good. Three spur marks on base (see pix)
Lovely colorful scene of fliting butterflies and insects amongst the peonies and rocks. Mounted in the traditional Korean style. In good condition. 19th century, Chosun Dynasty. 57"H 91'L