Korean Antique Furniture

The website represents the culmination of extensive research spanning several years, with its primary focus on the study of Korean furniture from the late Joseon dynasty in Korea. A series of articles comprehensively explores all facets essential for unraveling the artistry of Korean master carpenters from that era.

This exploration encompasses an examination of the country, its people, and their customs, a detailed analysis of materials, assembly and finishing techniques, a typology categorizing various furniture pieces, and a presentation of diverse collections from around the world. Together, these resources offer a deeper insight into this exceptional art form. Please note that our research remains an ongoing endeavor. The information provided on this website regarding collection items may be subject to updates, revisions, or enhancements at any given time.

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3 months ago

Thanks so much for letting me join this group!Several years ago I bought this chest that was sold to me as antique Korean. Thoughts? Am not sure it's actually Korean, and would appreciate any feedback, and whether it's old or a newer (vintage?) chest made to look old. Measures 47" x 30" x 19". Thanks in advance! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

## **JINJU BANDAJI FROM GYEONGSANG DO PROVINCE.**In Jinju, the front plate and hinges are adorned with patterns of owls or cicadas. Additionally, the belly button ornaments in Jinju are distinctive for their large, decorative design and are attached to thick, bold star nails. These star nails are a common feature on these chests, typically positioned on the front and sides to serve as pullers. They are also referred to as “diamond” shape nails, which can also be found on Jeju bandaji from the neighboring Jeolla province. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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4 months ago

## **HINTS**One of the main features of Korean furniture is its hinges. Indeed, many of us recognize these pieces of furniture by the design of the hinges. Here are a few examples. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

considering whether to restore and sell..can anyone help identify time /period of production. belonged to grandparents ... See MoreSee Less
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