This is an antique two section Korean Nong made of a hardwood with beautiful Maple wood accents. Original Nickel hardware with four drawers along the upper part of each section. There are bat handles representing happiness and medallions behind the lower handles signifying a wedding. The four carved panels on the upper half display two scenes of deer searching for the magic mushroom Lingzhi and two scenes of a Phoenix next to the Paulownia tree.
This chest was part of a bride’s trousseau, her wedding dowry, collected pre-marriage so that the couple would have furniture to begin their life’s journey.
Handmade paper lines the interior which was used to prevent fabric snags and repel insects. A 1920’s to 1930’s poster of Peonies was later added to the back of the lower doors to decorate the piece.
Age: Late 19th to early 20th C
Dimensions: 40″W by 61 1/2″ High by 19″ Deep.