Ca 1870, lime wood, North Korea. Ironwork distinctly Northern Korean in design; from N. Korea before war. 24¼” h. 30” w. 15¼” d.
Made in what is now North Korea, it came to the south before the Korean War. It has distinctive North Korea iron decorative fittings of by-gone days. The metal is thick and decorative patterns hand-made, not found in furniture made there today. Blankets were stacked on top of this chest and clothes were stored inside. Certified.