Rare Palace Wedding Box

1870, line wood and nacre, found on Kangwha Island, kyung Ki Do Province.

With inlay of mother-of-pearl like this, the box must be for a bride in the palace to store her valuable personal belongings.  It was found on this prison colony after the Japanese Occupation.  It is certified as rare by a Professor of Korean History and Antiquity, one of only thirteen certifiers approved by the Korean government in the 1900s.

Price: $65,000