Korean Sharkskin Wedding Box


1860. lime wood with sharkskin and brass wire inlaid. Certified.

This wedding box was used to store  wedding gift for a bride in the palace.  It is inlaid with rare sharkskin and scrolling thin brass wire, a labor-intensive work only someone of the elite class could afford to commission.  It is all-original, including the ironwork, and is in excellent condition.  It was certified by a Korean Professor of Korean History and Antiquity, one of only thirteen certifiers approved by the Korean government in the 1900s.  An iron stand is made for it by us so it can stand in any room as a side table if desired. (Certified under No. 5)

Price: $75,000