KOREAN FURNITURE AUCTIONS

To track the evolution of the Korean antique furniture market, we showcase pieces that have been auctioned since 2021. We scour auctions and galleries worldwide, assisting us in our research of historical prices for Korean furniture available in the market.

The information accompanying the photos has been provided by the auction houses or galleries.

Online auctions houses, galleries. Worldwide: https://www.invaluable.com/

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/c/asian/158/

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/asian/korean/auctions

https://www.christies.com/departments/Korean-Art-34-1.aspx

Auctions in Seoul, Korea: https://www.k-auction.com/

LOT 1210 Korean Tansu Chest. Height 64 inches, width 43 inches, depth 21 inches. Capo Auction, Long Island, NY, USA. January 8, 2019. Estimate: $ 600 – 800.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 0300 A TALL, HIGHLY FIGURED 19TH CENTURY KOREAN TANSU CHEST.
53.5 x 33.75 x 14.5 inches. Soulis Auctions, Lone Jack, MO, USA.
October 26, 2019. Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 0213 A Korean Tansu Chest on Chest
19TH/20TH CENTURY
Height 60 x width 38 x depth 19 inches. Hindman Auctions, Chicago, USA.
March 02, 2021. Estimate:
$ 500 – 700.-

SOLD for $ 450.-

LOT 228. Bandaji. Pine wood,
Chung Chon province.
H. 60cm, L. 88cm, D. 42,5cm.
19th century. Korea
K AUCTION Seoul.
May – Early June 2021
Estimate: W. 3,000.000 – 6,000.000
Starting bid: W 3,000.000
LOT 229 Samch’ung Nong.
Zelkova and pine wood.
H. 182,5cm, L. 83,5cm, D. 43cm.
20th century. Korea
K AUCTION Seoul. May – Early June 2021
Estimate: W. 6,000.000 – 12,000.000
Starting bid: W. 4,000.000

LOT 0067 Joseon (Choson or Yi) dynasty Korean wooden bandaji chest of drawers with metal ornaments in the forms of bats and butterflies. On a carved wooden stand.
Height: 55 1/2 in x width: 36 1/4 in x depth: 16 in.
REVERE AUCTION HOUSE.
St PAUL, MN, USA.
Estimate: US$ 300 – 600
Starting bid: US$ 80.-
SOLD for $ 450.-

LOT 78. Highly Decorative Antique Korean Wood Armoire, first half 20th century, brass corners and embellishments, 64 x 43 x 21 inches, glass shelf in main section affixed to the wood, a few functional holes to the back piece.
Estimation: US$ 200 – 400
Starting bid: US$ 100
SOLD for $ 750.-
CONCEPT ART GALLERY. June 12th, 2021. Pittsburgh, PA, US

LOT 78. Highly Decorative Antique Korean Wood Armoire, first half 20th century, brass corners and embellishments, 64 x 43 x 21 inches,
Estimation: US$ 200 – 400
Starting bid: US$ 100
SOLD for $ 750.-
CONCEPT ART GALLERY. June 12th, 2021. Pittsburgh, PA, US
LOT 178 Woodblock for book printing. 28,5cm x 51cm. 19th century. Hargesheimer Auction House. Dusseldorf, Germany.
June 5th 2021.
Estimate: Euros 400-800.-
LOT 223- NORTH KOREAN WOODEN BANDAJI.
H: 77.5 cm; W. 84 cm; D. 39.5 cm
Provenance
Old private property, Austria
Estimate: Euros 1,500 – 2,000.-
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Koln, Germany.
June 24, 2021
SOLD for: Euros 1,500.-
LOT 209: KOREAN CHEST.
A Korean Chest with Carved Facings
H. 97cm, W. 91,5cm, D. 47,5cm.
Estimate: NZ$: 600 – 800.-

SOLD for NZ$ 956.-
Webb’s Specialist Auctioneers
June 12th, 2021
Auckland, New Zealand.
LOT 522
Lacquer and mother of pearl box Korean, Joseon dynasty having panels of peaches and herons to the top and further panels to the front and sides, with original hinges and lock and with paper interior and old label inscribed Ellen Caddy 1936, 34cm wide, 17.75cm deep, 17cm high Condition: overall wear, losses to the corners and edges and base, further scratches and marks. Estimate £300 – £500
MALLAMS 1788 Auction House.
Cheltenham, England – 23rd June 2021.
UNSOLD.
LOT 703
Two unit stacked chest (ich’ung nong) Korean, 19th Century with burl wood panel fronts and brass fittings, 94cm wide x 142cm high Condition: wear, scratches and marks consistent with age. Estimate £800 – £1000
MALLAMS 1788 Auction House.
Cheltenham, England- 23rd June 2021
. UNSOLD
LOT 753
Cane wicker cabinet (Bandaji) Korean, 19th/early 20th Century with brass metal mounts to the exterior, 77cm high x 84cm width x 41cm deep Condition: general wear and some losses to the canes. Estimate £300 – £500
MALLAMS 1788 Auction House.
Cheltenham, England – 23rd June 2021
. UNSOLD
LOT 63: A KOREAN WOODEN CHEST FOR TROUSSEAU BANDAJI.
Korea Yi / Joseon /
Choseon Dynasty 19th / 20th century.
H : 87.5 cm. – l : 78.5 cm. – P : 45 cm.
Boisjirard Antonini Auction House, Nice, France. July 1, 2021,
Estimate: Euros 600 – 800.-
UNSOLD
LOT 64. GRAND COFFRE A MONNAIE EN BOIS DONKWE Corée. Yi, Joséon Choseon Dynasty 19th- 20th century .
H : 57 cm – l : 155cm – P : 76 cm.
Boisjirard Antonini Auction,July 1, 2021,
Nice, France.
Estimate: Euros 500 – 700.-

UNSOLD
LOT 0465. Korean box. 20th century. Brass mounts. 18 x 7.5 x 4.25in.
Tremont Auctions. Sudbury MA, USA. Sun, Jun 27, 2021 10:00 PM GMT+8.
Estimate $100 – $150
LOT 236. Cholla do Bandaji.
Pine tree,
H. 85,7cm, L. 105cm, D. 46,5cm.
K AUCTION Seoul, Korea.
June 28th 2021
Estimate: Korean Won 1,500,000 – 3,000,000.
Starting Bid: KRW 1,000,000.
LOT 235: Set of cake molds, 4 pieces
Birch and other woods
K AUCTION, Seoul, Korea.
June 28th 2021
Estimate: Korean Won 2,000,000 – 4,500,000.
Starting Bid: KRW. 1,500,000
.
LOT 237: Bandaji. Pine wood.
H. 58,5cm, L. 85,5cm, D. 35cm.
K AUCTION, Seoul, Korea
June 28th 2021
Estimate: KRW. 1,000,000 – 2,500,000.
Starting Bid: KRW. 800,000.
LOT 239: Ich’ung Jang, Pine tree
H. 91cm, L. 92,5cm, D. 36,5cm
K AUCTION. Seoul, Korea.
June 28th 2021.
Estimate: KRW. 2,200,000 – 3,500,000
Starting Bid: KRW. 1,500,000.
LOT 240: Ton Kew, Pine wood.
H. 44cm, L. 113cm, D. 49cm
K AUCTION, Seoul, Korea.
June 28th 2021.
Estimate: KRW. 1,000,000 – 3,000,000.
Starting Bid: KRW. 700,000.
LOT 241: Jeju Do Wooden container
H. 47cm, 107cm x 100cm
K AUCTION. Seoul, Korea.
June 28th 2021
Estimate: KRW. 800,000. – 2,000,000.
Starting Bid: KRW. 500,000.
LOT 0285. KOREAN WEDDING DUCK.
This classic wooden duck is probably from the 19th century.
The Scanlan Collection. Auburn, CA, USA.
Estimate: US$ 800 – 1,200
Starting Bid: US$ 300.- 
UNSOLD
LOT 0293. Korean 12 Sided Tiger Leg Soban.
19th Century Korean twelve-sided Tiger Leg (Cabriole Leg) Soban (personal dining table ) of Zelkova Wood from Gyeongsang Province.
14.5 inches wide by 8.75 inches tall.
The Scanlan Collection. Auburn, CA. USA
Estimate: US$ 600 – 800.
Starting Bid: US$. 300.-
UNSOLD
LOT 589. A KOREAN PORTABLE ‘DOUBLE’ CABINET, 19TH CENTURY
Korean, later 19th century
SIZE. 180 x 80 x 40 cm
Provenance: Austrian private collection.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna. Sept 10th 2021.
Estimate: euros 200 – 400.-
Starting Bid: euros 200.-

SOLD for euros 750.-
LOT 1789. A Korean Cabinet
hardwood
(79 cm x 91 cm x 43 cm).
LEON Gallery. Makati City, Philippines. July 18th 2021,
Estimate: PHP. 5,000 – 6,500.-
LOT 2302: EARLY C20TH KOREAN SOFTWOOD CABINET WITH MULTIPLE DOORS. 95cm high, 93.5cm wide.
Hannam’s Auctioneers. July 14, 2021, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom.
Estimate: £ 100 -150.-
SOLD for £ 90.-
LOT 2301: EARLY C20TH KOREAN SOFTWOOD CABINET WITH MULTIPLE DOORS. 118cm high, 109cm wide.
Hannam’s Auctioneers.
July 14, 2021, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom.
Estimate: £ 100 – 150
.- SOLD for £ 90.-
LOT 129: Finely figured Double Tansu Chest.
Butterfly motif hinges and locks throughout with highly figured wood panels on each drawer and door, Japanese, probably Korean Wood.
California Auctioneers. July 25, 2021,
Ventura, CA, US.
Estimate: US$ 800 – 1,500.-
Starting BID: US$ 400.-
LOT 3020: Une armoire d’apothicaire chinoise en bois, 20ème siècle, La hotte rectangulaire surélevée au-dessus de 51 tiroirs et deux portes, sur des pieds courbés avec un joint de règle. 86 x 76,5 x 23 cm, usure du bois visible, en général en bon état.
This items has been described as Chinese but is Korean.
Venduehuis Der Notarissen. La Haye, Pays Bas, July 18th 2021.
Estimate: Euros 300 – 500.-
LOT 207: Antique Korean Chest.
Estimate: US$ 300 – 600
Bid: US$ 150.-
District Auction, August 8th 2021.
Seattle, WA, US
. UNSOLD.
LOT 208: Antique Korean Chest.
Elmwood front with persimmon wood inlay trim. Interior lined with printed book pages. Includes original certificate w/ photo from Hwa Sung Art Products, Seoul, Korea. Circa late 19th C / Yi Dynasty. 33′ H x 23.25″ W x 13″ D
Estimate: US$ 300 – 600
Bid: US$ 150.-
District Auction. August 8th 2021
Seattle, WA, US.
 UNSOLD.
LOT 540: Antique Korean Document Chest.
Bronze mounted oak chest with fall front, with straight leg braces.
19″ H x 34″ W x 17″ D.
Estimate: US$ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: US$ 150.-
Roland Auctions NY, USA.
August 14th 2021
. SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 541: Antique Korean Small Blanket Chest.
Bronze mounted chest with large lock, lift top, side handles and straight brace legs.
13″H x 29″ W x 18″ D.
Roland Auctions NY, USA. August 14th 2021.
Estimate: US$ 300 – 400.-
Starting bid: US$ 150.-
SOLD for $ 225.-
LOT 231. Bandaji.
Zelkova wood,
109cm x 53cm x 100cm (H). 19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. August 2021.
Estimate: KRW 3,000,000 – 5,000,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW. 2,500,000.-
SOLD: KRW. 2,600,000.-
LOT 232 Cholla Do Bandaji.
Zelkova wood
106,5cm x 48cm x 95cm (H).
19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. August 2021.
Estimate: KRW 2,000,000 – 4,000,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW 1,500,000.-
SOLD: KRW. 1,900,000.-
LOT 233: Ich’ung Jang, Zelkova & Pine tree.
80cm x 38cm x 99cm (H).
19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
Estimate: KRW. 2,000,000 – 4,000,000.-
Starting Bid: 2,000,000.-
SOLD: KRW. 2,100,000.-
LOT 234. COIN CHEST.
Zelkova wood.
76,5cm x 41,5cm x 47cm (H).
19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
August 2021.
Estimate: KRW. 2,500,000 – 5,000,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW 2,000,000.-
SOLD: KRW. 3,600,000.-
LOT 229. Shelf. Maple & Chinaberry wood.
48,5 cm x 36,5cm x 138cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. August 2021.
Estimate: KRW. 4,000,000 – 7,000,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW. 3,000,000.-
LOT 230. Three level shelf. Pine wood.
71,5cm x 30cm x 107,5cm (H).
19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. August 2021
Estimate: KRW. 3,000,000 – 6,000,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW 2,000,000.-
LOT 223. Korean shelf
Pine, Zelkova, Persimmon & Pear tree.
19th century.
45,5cm x 32,5cm x 170,5cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. August 25th 2021
Estimate: KRW. 3,000,000 – 8,000,000.-
LOT 215 Set of 5 small tables and tray.
Pine tree, Lime tree. 19th to 20th century.
K Auction. Seoul, Korea. August 16th 2021
Estimate: KRW. 600,000 – 1,500,000.-
Starting Bid: KRW. 400,000.-
LOT 224 Open mother of pearl etagere.
Pine tree, lacquer, mother of pearl
19th century.
48cm x 26cm x 84cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul. Korea. August 28th 2021.
Estimate: KRW. 4,000,000 – 10,000,000
LOT 201: Korean Tansu wedding chest on stand with three cabinet doors, five drawers above, and brass fittings.
68″H x 44 1/2″W x 21 1/2″D.
Estimate: US$ 300 – 500.-
Ripley Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, US. September 11th 2021
. SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 64: Antique heavy wood constructed blanket chest.
Please note that the description given by the auctioneers is wrong. It is a rice chest and not a blanket chest.
38.4″Hx39.85″x27.7″
International Auction Gallery. Anaheim, California, USA.
September 20th 2021
Estimate: US$ 150 – 350.-
Starting bid: US$ 50.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 324: ANTIQUE KOREAN ‘BANDAJI’ BLANKET CHEST.
A fall-front design with dark finish and engraved white brass applied hardware,
33.25″H x 35.75″W x 16.75″D.
O’ Gallerie, Portland, OR, USA.
September 21st 2021.
Estimate: US$ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: US$ 200.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 384: KOREAN TWO-STACK ‘NONG’ CLOTHING CABINET.
Cypress wood frame with burl panels and white brass butterfly and bat hardware.
57.5″H x 39.25″W x 17.5″D.
O’ Gallerie, Portland, OR, USA
September 21st 2021.
Estimate: US$ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: US$ 200.-
SOLD for $ 225.-
LOT 462: AN INLAID LACQUER TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY.
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY
Korea, 16th-17th century. With a wide flaring rim, superbly decorated with stylized lotus flowers on scrolling vines, to the interior with stylized auspicious symbols topping each flower, the base lacquered cinnabar red.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. October 16th 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 1,500 – 3,000.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,500.-
UNSOLD
LOT 462: AN INLAID LACQUER TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY.
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY
Korea, 16th-17th century. With a wide flaring rim, superbly decorated with stylized lotus flowers on scrolling vines, to the interior with stylized auspicious symbols topping each flower, the base lacquered cinnabar red.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. October 16th 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 1,500 – 3,000.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,500.-
UNSOLD.
SOLD for Euros. 5,000.- June 29, 2022

LOT 462: AN INLAID LACQUER TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY.
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY, JOSEON DYNASTY
Korea, 16th-17th century. With a wide flaring rim, superbly decorated with stylized lotus flowers on scrolling vines, to the interior with stylized auspicious symbols topping each flower, the base lacquered cinnabar red.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. October 16th 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 1,500 – 3,000.

Starting bid: Euros 1,500.- UNSOLD
LOT 461: AN INLAID LACQUER BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY.
A SILVER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER STATIONARY BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY
Korea, 17 th to 18 th century. The exterior with a chocolate-brown coating, the interior and underside of the cover lacquered red. The mother-of-pearl inlays neatly incised and forming the image of two confronting dragons flanking a flaming jewel with a backdrop of scalloped clouds, on the cover and all four sides, framed by inlaid floral and thin silver borders. The red-lacquered interior tray is removable.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria.
October 16th, 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 1,000 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,000.-
 
SOLD for Euros. 6,320.-
LOT 461: AN INLAID LACQUER BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY.
A SILVER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER STATIONARY BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY
Korea, 17th to 18th century. The exterior with a chocolate-brown coating, the interior and underside of the cover lacquered red. The mother-of-pearl inlays neatly incised and forming the image of two confronting dragons flanking a flaming jewel with a backdrop of scalloped clouds, on the cover and all four sides, framed by inlaid floral and thin silver borders. The red-lacquered interior tray is removable.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria.
October 16th, 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 1,000 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,000.-

SOLD for Euros. 6,320.-
LOT 451: Korean antique Zelkova/pine rice chest with dark stained metal escutcheons.
Korean antique Zelkova/pine rice chest with dark stained metal escutcheons and fittings, stands on block feet
103 x 100 x 60 cm.
Amanda Addams Auction. October 10th 2021. MC KINNON, Australia.
Estimate: AUD $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: AUD $ 80.-

SOLD for AUD $ 320.-
LOT 225: A KOREAN IRON-BOUND COIN CHEST ‘TON KWE’ JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897), 19TH CENTURY.
With iron fittings including handles to either side and a locking escutcheon to the front.
37cm high, 81cm wide, 39cm deep.
Leonard Joel. Melbourne, Australia. October 18th 2021.
Estimate: AUD 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: AUD 450.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 0123 Korean Joseon Silver-Inlaid Iron Tobacco Box.
Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) silver-inlaid iron tobacco box with brass bat-motif handle and feet, secret locking mechanism, overall with etched details and auspicious character marks Longevity. Note: Similar example can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (22.78).
Showplace, New York, USA.
Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 650.-
LOT 45: Korean Choson Period Iron & Silver Inlay Box.
Korean Choson Period Iron & Silver Inlay Box
10cm length x 6cm width x 6cm height.
Plakas Auction. London. UK. September 28th 2021.
Estimate: BP. 100 – 150.-
Starting bid: BP 80.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 225. Shelf.
Pine tree, Zelkova.
83cm x 41,5cm x 89,5cm (H)
18th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. September 2021
Estimate: KW. 6,000,000 – 13,000,000.-
LOT 226. Medicine chest.
Paulownia wood.
99cm x 36cm x 85,5cm (H). 18, 19th century.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. September 2021.
Estimate: KW. 13,000,000 – 25,000,000.-
LOT 228. Brush case.
Lacquer on wood.
22cm x 10cm x 3cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul, Korea. September 2021.
Estimate: KW. 4,000,000 – 8,000,000.-
LOT 0099 Korean Lacquered Shagreen, Gilt, Wirework, and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Brass-Mounted Chest
Fitted with interior drawers.

28 1/4 x 26 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.
Hudson, New York, USA, October 2021
Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 400.-
SOLD for $ 4,800.-
LOT 0099 Korean Lacquered Shagreen, Gilt, Wirework, and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Brass-Mounted Chest
Fitted with interior drawers.
28 1/4 x 26 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.
Hudson, New York, USA, October 2021
Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 400.-
SOLD for $ 4,800.-
LOT 0556. A Korean chest cabinet, 19thC or later,
H 139 – W 94,8 – D 47,7cm
A Korean chest cabinet, fixed on a stand, solid wood, brass mounts in the shape of butterflies, 19thC or later.
Carlo Bonte Auctions, Bruges, Belgium. October 2021
Estimate: Euros. 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: Euros. 240.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 557. A Korean chest cabinet, with brass mounts, 19thC or early 20thC, H 123,8 – W 86,5 – D 38,8 cm.
Carlo Bonte Auctions, Bruges, Belgium. October 2021
Estimate: Euros. 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: Euros. 400.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 738: KOREAN EXOTIC WOOD CHEST.
Korean Exotic Wood Chest, the rectangular top above three drawers over cabinet doors, raised on incurved legs.
H: 33 3/8 in. W: 37 1/4 in. D: 18 1/4 in.
Everard Auctions & Appraisals, Savannah, GH, USA. October 28th 2021
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 313.-
LOT 780: KOREAN METAL MOUNTED WOOD CHEST.
Korean Metal Mounted Wood Chest, with hinged front opening to a well.
Measurements: Height: 36 in. x Width: 37 7/8 in. x Depth: 18 5/8 in.
Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, USA.
October 28th 2021.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 175.-
SOLD for $ 813.-
LOT 1321: Antique large Korean pine rice storage chest, with iron fittings. with sliding lock and key (with original purchase doc),
95cm W x 57cm D x 77cm H.
Vickers & Hoad. Bowral, Australia.
October 31st 2021.
Estimate: AUD. 400 – 600.-
Stating bid: AUD. 320.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1322: Antique Korean pine rice storage chest with iron fittings, sliding lock and key.
82cm W x 55cm D x 68cm H.
Vickers & Hoad, Bowral, Australia.
October 31st 2021
Estimate: AUD. 200 – 400.-
Starting Bid. AUD. 160.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 8753: A WOOD CABINET WITH A HINGED FRONT DOOR AND METAL MOUNTS.
Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. November 11th 2021.
Estimate: Euros: 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: Euros: 800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 40: A Korean wedding chest.
A Korean wedding chest, early 20th century, with four short drawers above two cupboard doors with brass butterfly shaped escutcheon and hinges, on short square feet united by a stretcher, 98cm wide, 85.5cm high, 39.5cm deep.
Dawsons Auctioneers, November 4th 2021, Maidenhead, United Kingdom.
Estimate: BP: 100 – 150.-
Starting bid: BP. 60.-
SOLD for BP. 240.-
LOT 43: A pair of Korean hardwood dowry chests.
A pair of Korean hardwood dowry chests, late 19th century, of plain rectangular form with circular iron escutcheons, 71cm wide.
Dawsons Auctioneers, Maidenhead, United Kingdom. November 4th 2021.
Estimate: BP. 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: BP. 120.-
SOLD for BP. 160.-
LOT 485: Korean Brass Mounted Fruitwood Tansu Chest,
H: 33-1/4, W: 31-3/4, D: 16-1/4 in.
WESCHLER’S, Rockville, MD, USA
November 2 2021.
Estimate: $ 50 – 100.-
Starting bid: $ 25.-
SOLD for $ 125.-
LOT 594: A Korean honey box chest, natural trunk form with iron fittings, 46cm high, 50cm wide, 48cm deep.
Leski Auctions PTY, Ltd.
Armadale, Australia. November 6, 2021
Estimate: AUD. 250 – 350.-
Starting bid: AUD. 200.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1472: An antique Korean iron bound pine and elm Bandaji chest with split fall front, 35½ x 18in. (90.1 x 45.7cm.), 27¼in. (69.2cm.) high.
Martel Maides, Guernsey, United Kingdom. November 18th 2021.
Estimate: GBP. 300 – 400.-
Starting bid: GBP. 200.-

SOLD for GBP. 380.-
LOT 1476: A Korean pine and elm Duijo rice chest first half 20th century,
36 x 24in. (91.4 x 60.9cm.), 34 1/4in. (86.9cm.) high.
Martel Maides, Guernsey, United Kingdom. November 18th 2021.
Estimate: GBP. 100 – 150.-
Starting bid: GBP. 70.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 214 “Yangsan” Bandaji.
Zelkova. 98cm x 52cm x 63cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
November 2021
Estimate: KRW 4,000,000 – 8,000,000.-
Starting bid: KRW. 3,000,000.-
LOT 215 “Sabang” Shelf.
Maple, chinaberry tree.
48,5cm x 38cm x 138cm (H).
K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
November 2021
Estimate: KRW 4,000,000 – 7,000,000.-
Starting bid: KRW. 3,000,000.-
LOT 235: A Korean chest cabinet, with brass mounts, 19thC or early 20thC, H 123,8 – W 86,5 – D 38,8 cm.
Carlo Bonte Auctions, Bruges, Belgium, December 1, 2021.
Estimate: Euros. 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros: 240.-

SOLD for Euros: 325.-
LOT 146: KOREAN IRON-MOUNTED CHEST.
with hinged front panel enclosing an open interior; 34 inches wide; 16 1/4 inches deep; 33 inches high.
Abell Auctions. December 5, 2021, 10:00 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, US.
Estimate: $ 2,000 – 3,000.-
Starting bid: $ 1,500.-
SOLD for $ 1,000.-
LOT 1211: Antique Korean Tansu Chest.
Size: 31 1/2 x 15 x 29 in.
Sarasota Estate Auction. Sarasota, FL, USA.
December 12th, 2021
Estimate: US$ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: US$ 250.-

SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 7728: Korean two-piece bandaji with stand.
18.5″h. x 29.75″w. x 13.25″d.
Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA,
December 18th, 2021
Estimate: $ 400 – $ 600.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 240: Korean Joseon Iron Casket Box.
Korean antique iron casket box, with polished designs of auspicious double happiness symbols, butterflies and foliate decor, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century.

3.5″ H x 5.75″ W x 4.25″ D.
Showplace, New York, NY, USA.
January 9th, 2022.
Estimate: $ 600 – $ 800.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 700.-
LOT 374: Korean Rosewood Butterfly Chest.
Korean Joseon Dynasty bandaji dresser or chest of drawers. Rosewood with brass fittings in the form of butterflies.
Height: 65 in x width: 41 3/4 in x depth: 19 1/4 in.
REVERE AUCTIONS.
January 27, 2022, 10:00 AM CST. Invaluable Live Auction.
St Paul, MN, US
Estimation: $200 – $400
Starting bid: $100
.- SOLD for $ 525.-
LOT 83: Korean Mother of Pearl Inlaid Wooden Inkstone Desk with Flying Crane, Quails and Fish.
Description
Joseon Dynasty
28.5cm x 29cm x 41cm.
Orion Asian Art, London UK.
January 12, 2022.
Estimate: BP. 3,000.-
SOLD for BP. 6,000.-
LOT 83: Korean Mother of Pearl Inlaid Wooden Inkstone Desk with Flying Crane, Quails and Fish.
Description
Joseon Dynasty
28.5cm x 29cm x 41cm.
Orion Asian Art, London UK.
January 12, 2022.
Estimate: BP. 3,000.-
SOLD for BP. 6,000.-
LOT 223 Bandaji
Pine tree. 19th century
H. 61,5cm, W. 96cm, D. 49cm.
January 27th 2022
K Auction Seoul Korea.
Estimate: KW. 4,000,000 – 10,000,000.-
LOT 224 Medicine chest
Pear & pine tree
H. 94cm, W. 80cm, D. 30,5cm.
January 27th 2022
K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
Estimate: 12,000,000 – 25,000,000.-
LOT 113: Pair Traditional Korean Doors Pair Traditional Korean Doors. Measures 72 inches x 20 inches x 2.5
Greenwhich Auction, Stamford, CT, US. January 2022.
Estimate: US$ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2024. Pair antique Korean Soban tables. Millea Bros Ltd. Boonton, NJ, USA. January 2022.
Estimate: $ 100 – 150.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 406.-
LOT 3476: KOREAN CHEST ON CHEST. Late 19th c. Two-Part Storage Cabinet, with fancy ebony and figured elm wood inlay and white brass mounts, top section with four drawers above two-door cabinet with open interior, base section with two-doors with lock fronting an open interior, set on a bracket base, 57″ high, 36 3/4″ x 17″. Missing key to lock on base doors.
Thomastom Place Auction Galleries. Thomastom, ME, USA. February 27th 2022.
Estimate: $ 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 938.-
LOT 3474: 19TH C. JAPANESE TANSU CABINET.
Black Lacquered Cabinet on separate base, walnut front with copper and silver plates, raised pyramid bosses, double doors reach an open interior, resting on bracket feet, 33 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ x 16 1/2″, lacquer loss to top, wire lifts, a few replaced metal bits, no lock to keep the doors closed.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
Thomaston, ME, US.
Feb 27th, 2022.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 344.-
LOT 124. Chest, Zelkova wood.
H. 50,5cm, W. 80,5cm, D. 49cm.
Feb. 2022, K Auction, Seoul, Korea.
Estimate: KRW. 4,000,000 – 7,000,000.-
Starting bid: KRW. 2,500,000.-
LOT 2043. Korean brass mounted wood Bandaji cabinet.
19th/20th c., in three parts, dark stained wood, brass butterfly hinges and bracket fittings, four drawers over two hinged doors opening to storage, over lower doored storage, raised on bracket-footed base, 47.5″h x 31″w x 15″d.
Millea Bros Ltd. Boonton, NJ 07005
United States. Feb 3, 2022.
Estimate: $ 100 – 150.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 188.-
LOT 96
Korean chest (Bandaji) with engraved silver metal mounts and typical fall front and paper lined interior,

W. 90cm, D. 45cm, H. 101cm.
Mallams Auctioneers
Country House Sale Cheltenham – GB. 26th January 2022.
Estimate £300 – £400.
UNSOLD.
LOT 536: SMALL BACK LACQUER & HARDSTONE KOREAN CHEST. Korean. Chinese style black lacquer and hardstone two door chest with flowering tree and bird motif and glass covering to top. Unmarked.
Approx. h. 26″. w. 26.5″, d. 15″.
Ahlers & Ogletree Inc. Atlanta, GA, USA. February 27th 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 219.-
LOT 4764: Korean portable chest with mother-of-pearl inlay
Clars Auction Gallery. February 19, 2022, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, US.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-

SOLD for $ 700.-

LOT 136: Korean Brass Mounted Elmwood Two-Part Tonsu, H: 46; W: 31-1/2; D: 14-5/8 in. Weschler’s. February 15, 2022, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, US.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.-.
Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 219: Korean Iron Bound Elmwood Low Tonsu, H: 20; W: 22-1/4; D: 12 in.
Weschler’s. February 15, 2022,
10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, US.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 125.-



LOT 2251: A VINTAGE KOREAN MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID CHEST. 28cm x 22cm.
Hannam’s Auctioneers, February 24, 2022, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom.
Estimate: BP. 80 – 120.-
Starting bid: BP. 60.-
.
SOLD for BP 60 – $ 78.-

LOT 270: 19TH-CENTURY KOREAN RICE CHEST. of square form, the expansive lift-up rectangular shaped top revealing a storage interior, supported on square pillars, furnished with a forged metal handles and escutcheon
H. 103 cm, W. 73 cm, D. 73 cm.
Sheppards, Durrow, Ireland.
March 1st, 2022.
Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros 240.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 116 Red lacquer cupboard with mother-of-pearl. Ginkgo, mother-of-pearl, lacquer.
H. 127cm, W. 86cm, D. 40cm.
19th century.
K Auction. February 23rd, 2022.
Estimate: KRW. 40,000,000 – 100,000,000.-
LOT 668: A KOREAN WOOD ‘BUTTERFLY’ MARRIAGE CABINET, 20TH C.
Coronari Auctions, March 10th, 2022. Nazareth, Belgium.
Estimate: Euros. 300 – 600.-
Starting Bid: Euros. 240.-

SOLD for Euros 320.-
LOT 572: 3 early 20th-century Korean wood storage Chests.
Concept Art Gallery, March 24th, 2022. Pittsburgh, PA, US.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 275.-
LOT 788
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century
The rectangular box with a hinged cover, decorated in inlaid iridescent shell against a black-lacquer ground sprinkled with flecks of shell, the upper surface of the cover with roundels containing the characters Bog (Fuku) and Su (Kotobuki), the sides with larger roundels containing birds, flowering plum trees, and bamboo, and dragonflies and grape vines, the interior lined with fabric, with a circular gilt-brass lock plate
8 x 15 1/4 x 5 1/2in (20.3 x 38.7 x 14cm)
LOT 788
A SHELL-INLAID LACQUER BOX AND COVER. Bonhams Auction House. New York. Japanese & Korean Art, 23 March 2022. Estimate: $ 6,000 – 8,000.-
SOLD for $ 5,000.-
LOT 789
A SHELL-INLAID LACQUER BOX AND COVER
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century. Bonhams Auction House, New York, March 23, 2022.

Estimate: $ 4,000 – 6,000.-
SOLD for $ 3,500.-
LOT 315 Korean Tansu Chest 19th century, two part cabinet with configuration of doors and drawers on molded bracket feet; H59″ W40 3/4″ D19″. Charlton Hall, West Columbia, SC, USA. April 1, 2022. Estimate: $ 500 – 800.-
Starting Bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 425.-
LOT 150. Coffre en bois lacque noir a decor incruste de nacre. Hotel des ventes d’Enghien, France. April 3, 2022. Estimation: Euros 1,500 – 2,000.-
LOT 87: Korean Jeoson Juchil Ham Royal Family Lacquer Box.
Auction at Showplace, New York, USA. March 20th, 2022.
Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 550.-
LOT 90. Korean Joseon Dynasty Papier-Mache Sewing Box.
New York City Estate Auction. Auction at Showplace, March 21, 2022.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 1322. Book Storage Chest, Chaek Bandaji. Skinner Auction, Asian Works of Art, Malborough, September 13, 2021. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
SOLD for $ 1,125.-

LOT 1321. Elmwood Cabinet, Korea, late 19th/early 20th century, two doors with figured elm center panels, interior with single shelf, brass hardware and hinges, set on red lacquered shaped stand,
ht. 25, wd. 28 1/4, dp. 16 1/4 in.
Skinner Auction, Asian Works of Art, Malborough, September 13, 2021.
Estimate: $400-600
SOLD for $ 250.

LOT 1320. Small Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Box and Cover, Korea, early 20th century, rectangular, decorated with a floral scroll design, a mark reading “mi” in a floral roundel on base, 3 x 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. Skinner Auction, Asian Works of Art, Malborough, September 13, 2021.
Estimate $200-300.
SOLD for $ 125.-
LOT 1415. Bandaji Chest, Korea, late 19th century, with iron fittings, the front with two large double hook handles and a lock with key, both sides with double handles, decorated with auspicious characters of longevity and fortune,
29 1/2 x 35 x 18 3/8 in. Skinner Auction. Asian Works of Art, Malborough, .
March 16, 2021.
Estimate $600-800.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 127: Asian Brass Mounted Hardwood Cabinet On Stand.
Auction at Showplace, New York.
April 10, 2022.
Estimate: $ 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 711. Called “Bandaji”, with two doors and a flap. Rich brass ornamentation consisting of fish, flowers, birds and butterflies. Zelkova (elm). Korean work. Hyongi province.
Galerie Moderne, Bruxelles, Belgium, March 22, 2022
Estimation: Euros 600 – 800.-
UNSOLD
LOT 0046. A Korean tansu chest with drawers and compartments.
43 in tall x 36 in wide x 15 in deep.
Briggs Auction, Inc, Garnet Valley, PA, USA. March 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
UNSOLD
LOT 0078. JAPANESE TANSU CHEST
Having six drawers over double cabinet doors with brass lotus form hardware on carved wood legs, brass bound
h. 34-1/2 w. 44 d. 17-1/2 in.
Butterscoth Auction, Bedford, NY, USA. March 2022
Estimate: $ 500 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 1,200.-
NOTE: This chest is not Japanese but Korean.
LOT 0172 An antique Korean chest with 4 drawers and 2 storage cabinets with brass accents.
55″H x 43″ W x 21″ D.
Vero Beach Auction. Vero Beach, Florida, USA, March 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting Bid: $ 110.-
SOLD for $ 140.-
LOT 133. Korean Tansu Cabinet. Vintage Tansu Chest with multiple drawers and central storage cabinet lined with rice paper decor in Asian characters. Imported from Korea to California by the estate. Original brasses hinges.
42″ wide x 23.25″ deep x 64.5″ high.
Scott Daniel’s Auction. High Falls, NY, United States. March 12, 2022.
Estimate: $ 100 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 2443. Reticulated Rectangular Rosewood, wind pattern skirt, slightly canted side leg panels having reticulated trees, (27.94 cm x 44.45 cm x 34.29 cm), good condition.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston, ME, USA. February 27, 2022.
Estimate: $ 250 – 350.-

SOLD for $ 1,626.-
LOT 271. One 19th c. Korean Keyaki Yak Jang apothecary medicine chest. A well built chest of hardwood with 64 drawers all labeled with carved and painted characters. All drawers mounted with metal handles. Cabinet has 60 small drawers and four large drawers on the bottom. Height: 31 1/2 in x width: 35 in x depth: 7 3/4 in. Revere Auctions. St Paul, MN, USA. September 23, 2021. Estimate: $ 400 – 800.-
SOLD for $ 525.-
LOT 118. Inkstone table. Zelkova, maple. 19th century. H. 21cm, W. 28cm, D. 20cm. K Auction, Seoul. March 23, 2022.
Estimate: KRW. 1,500,000 – 3,500,000.-
LOT 120 Writing desk. Zelkova, 19th century. H. 30cm, W. 59cm, D. 28cm.
K Auction, Seoul. March 23, 2022
Estimate: KRW. 2,000,000 – 6,000,000.-
LOT 1255 Korean low table.
Doyle Auction, New York, USA

September 24, 2021.
Estimate: $ 1,500 – 2,500.- UNSOLD
LOT 273. A SEVEN-SECTION CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH HOLDER JOSEON DYNASTY (LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY) Live Auction 20621, Christie’s New York, March 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 3,000 – 4,000.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 274. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER TABLE. JOSEON DYNASTY (17TH-18TH CENTURY) Live Auction 20621, Christie’s New York, March 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 6,000 – 9,000.-
SOLD for $ 113,400.-
LOT 275 A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID FOLIATE-SHAPED TRAY. JOSEON DYNASTY (16TH CENTURY).
Live Auction 20621, Christie’s New York, March 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 20,000 – 30,000.-

SOLD for $ 226,800.-
LOT 124. CABINET EN LAQUE INCRUSTE DE NACRE, COREE, DYNASTIE JOSEON, XIXEME-XXEME SIECLE.
Christie’s Paris, December 2020. Estimate: Euros: 6,000 – 8,000.-

SOLD for Euros: 32,500.-
LOT 0133 Antique Korean Tansu Chest. The dresser measures 54″ tall x 37″ wide x 16″ depth. A 1 Auction, Orlando, FL, USA. March 07, 2022.
Estimate: $ 250 – 1,000.-

SOLD for $ 550.-
LOT 392. Korean chest on chest with brass accents. Early 20th century.
53 1/4″w x 36 1/4″w x 15 1/2″d.
King Gallery, March 26th, 2022. Roswell, GA, USA
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
Bottom small wooden bar missing.
LOT 391. Antique Korean chest with brass decoration in persimmon wood. Early 20th century. 53″h x 43″w x 21″d.
King Gallery, March 26th, 2022. Roswell, GA, USA
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 200.-
Stand and bottom corner plate missing.
LOT 983: KOREAN ELMWOOD WEDDING CHEST 20th Century Height 24.5”. Width 23”. Depth 12”.
Eldred’s Auction, East Dennis, MA, US. April 29, 2022.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 1245 A Korean Silver-Inlaid Iron Box, Joseon Dynasty
Of typical form with intricate geometric inlaid decoration throughout. Width 6 inches.
DOYLE Auctions. New York, NY 10128. March 25, 2022.
Estimate: $ 700 – 900.-
Starting bid: $ 350.-
SOLD for $ 1,386.-
Top view of previous lot.
LOT 551. Korean tray table. HxD: 30×45,5 cm. SIEBERS AUKTIONEN. Stuttgart, Germany. April 3rd 2022. Starting bid: Euros 60.- UNSOLD
LOT 3505. Asian style trunk with metal engraved decor, 37″ x 18″ x 28″. Apple tree auction center. Newark, New Jersey, USA. April 2022
Estimate: $ 10 – 2,500.-
Starting bid: $ 5.-
SOLD for $ 475.-
LOT 0005 – A Korean Mother-of-Pearl and Shagreen Inlaid Brown Lacquered Low Table. 19th century
The top panel is decorated with a dragon confronting a phoenix, the shaped aprons and legs decorated with inlaid auspicious objects.
H. 35.5 x 99 x 68.6 cm.
Hindman Auction, Chicago, IL, USA. Japanese & Korean Works of Art.
March 25, 2022.
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.-
Starting bid: $ 1,000.-
SOLD for $ 1,800.-
LOT 0040. Antique Korean Sharkskin Inlaid Lacquer Clothing Box.
DESCRIPTION: Antique Korean clothing box depicting double dragons, ornate and facing each other composed of sharkskin, mother of pearl & tortoise shell-like inlays. Features gold dust in sumac lacquer, brass inlays of clouds of smoke, and other copper and brass inlaid details. Has a green cloth lining the interior and paper attached inside the lid with Han characters and Korean script.
Example on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other examples have been sold at Christie’s.
CIRCA: Joseon Dynasty 18th to 19th Century
ORIGIN: Korea
DIMENSIONS: H: 8.875″ X W: 14.25″ X L: 20″
CONDITION: Missing some inlays, and some mild cracking in lacquer throughout. See lot description for details on item condition. Akiba Antiques, Diana beach, Florida, USA. April 2022. Estimate: $ 2,000 – 6,000.-Starting bid: $ 500.- SOLD for $ 5,000.-
LOT 1423. Korean chest. Vintage Black Painted Elmwood Storage Trunk, with engraved silvered metal hardware with bird and calligraphy decoration, drop-front hinged opening, front and side handles, remnants of wax export seal affixed to back, 32 3/4″ high, 35 1/2″ x 18 1/4″. Paint losses, surface wear, side shrinkage cracks. Thomastone Place Auction Galleries. ME, USA.
November 13th 2021.
Estimate: $ 600 – 800.-
SOLD for $ 1,500.-

LOT 1185. A REVERSE-PAINTED OX HORN (HWAGAK)-APPLIED ACCESSORY BOX
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), late 19th century. Bonhams, New York, 22 Sept 2021
US$ 15,000 – 25,000
£ 11,000 – 19,000
UNSOLD.
LOT 976: Korean Elmwood Tansu. Early 20th century; brass mounted with four short drawers over two cabinet doors, 33.5 in. H., 31.5 in .W. 18 in. D.
Alex Cooper, Towson, MD, US. April 9, 2022,
Estimate: $ 500 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 325.-
LOT 0295. Korean Chest, having brass mounts and fall front, on ogee feet, 18th/19th century, height 73 inches. Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Windsor, CT, United States. April 30, 2022. Online auction. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 117. Brass mounted wooden chest for valuables. Walnut. 19th century.
H. 57cm, W. 62cm, D. 36cm.
K Auction, Seoul Korea. April 2022.
Estimate: KRW. 3,000,000 – 6,000,000.-
Starting bid: KRW. 2,000,000.-
LOT 118. “Soam” Desk. Paulownia. 19th century. H. 27cm, W. 60,5cm, D. 27cm. K Auction, Seoul, Korea. April 2022.
Estimate: KRW. 2,000,000 – 4,000,000.-
Starting bid: KRW. 1,500,000.-
LOT 2093. A 19th century Southeast Asian stained softwood cabinet, probably Korean, with applied brass and iron mounts, H. 99cm, W. 92cm, D. 39cm.
TOOVEY’S Auctioneer. A24 Washington, West Sussex. Great Britain. April 14, 2022.

Estimate: GBP. 80 – 120.-
SOLD for GBP. 130.-
LOT 210. Small document chest. Zelkova. 20th century. H. 34cm, W. 49cm, D. 27,3cm. K Auction, Seoul, Korea. April 11th 2022.
 KOREAN RED LACQUER AND BRASS MOUNTED TWO-TIER STACKING CABINET. Twentieth century, each tier fitted a central two door cupboard with brass butterfly hinges above a central brass bat motif, 131cm maximum height x 73cm Width 40cm depth. The Auction Hub, Unit 1a
Woodlands Industrial Estate, Westbury
BA13 3QS. United Kingdom. May 2021. Estimate: Euros. 120.-

SOLD for Euros 230.-

LOT 389. Korean Hardwood Medicine Chest in two parts. 44 3/4 x 30 x 13 in. STAIR, Hudson, NY, United States.
April, 20th, 2022. Estimate: $ 800 -1,200.- Starting bid: $ 400.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 0128. Asian hardwood cabinet, overall with brass mounts etched with symbols, the doors reveal six interior drawers. 15″ H x 20″ W x 12.5″ D.
Auction at Showplace, New York, NY, United States. April 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 210: A Korean chest on stand in two parts with inlaid drawers and cupboards and brass mounts, 78cm wide 38cm deep 114cm high. SWORDERS Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom.
April 12, 2022. Estimate: GBP: 150 – 200.- Starting bid: GBP. 120.-

SOLD for GBP. 75.-
LOT 3421: ANTIQUE KOREAN TWO-STACK BRIDAL / WEDDING CHEST.
Each section with two hinged doors concealing an open interior, original brass mounts, resting on a later base. Retains original surface with rich color. Possibly Yi Dynasty.
Dimensions
45 1/2″ H, 28 3/4″ W, 13 1/2″ D.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. Mt. Crawford, VA, US. April 23, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 0056. A Korean Bandaji chest with an overhanging top over a case with three drawers and an open compartment. 30-1/2in tall x 38in wide x 16-1/2in deep.
Briggs Auction, Inc. Garnet Valley, PA, United States. April 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 300.-
LOT 0060. A Japanese red lacquered two-part tansu cabinet. 61in tall x 36-3/4in wide x 17-1/2in deep.
Note: This chest described as a Japanese chest is Korean.
Briggs Auction, Inc. Garnet Valley, PA, United States. April 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-.
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 325.-
LOT 0185. 19th century Korean bandaji Large wood and iron mount trunk, hand-wrought mounts, lock.
50Lbs. Approx.

34 inches x 17.25 inches x 24 inches.
Global Auctions Company. Gardena, CA, United States. Dec 19, 2022.

Estimate: $ 2,000 – 2,500.-
Starting bid: $ 1,800.-
Sold for $ 1,600.-
LOT 116 .Korean Brass Mounted Elmwood Tansu In Two Parts, H Overall: 62-1/2; W: 40-1/4; D: 18-5/8 In Weschler’s.
February 15, 2022,
Rockville, MD, US. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
SOLD for $ 350.-
LOT 1100. Pair of Korean Mixed Wood Chest (Nong) with stand. Early 20thcentury. Each rectangular chest can be stacked (Ichung Nong) , with double doors opening to internal storage . The brass plate at the centre of each door is a stylized representation of the magic pulloch’o fungus who is symbol of longevity with two lockers and one key
Dimensions for each chest: 54.5cm high x 79.5cm wide x 37cm deep.
EWBANK’S Auction. Woking, Surrey, UK.

April 14, 2022.
Estimate GBP. 200 – 300.-
Starting Bid: GBP. 120.-

SOLD for GBP. 300.-
LOT 0126 Ham-ji-Bab – Very Large Korean Food Bowl. 85 x 65 cm.
Native, Bruxelles, Belgium. May 7th 2022.
Estimate: Euros 1,500 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: Euros. 1,200.-

UNSOLD
LOT 2124312. LOCK WITH KEY, padlock, in the form of fish, Korea, republic, first half of the 20th century. Gomer & Andersson Linkoping. Linkoping, Sweden. April 2022.
Estimate: Euros 118.-
Starting bid: Euros 30.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 800 A CHINESE STAINED PINE AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID CABINET ON CHEST, comprising two large hinged doors above four small drawers, the doors inset with mirror panels, the cabinet on top of a hinged flap chest with pin lock,
H. 184cm, W. 103.5cm D. 45.5cm. John Nicholson’s Auction,
Haslemere, Surrey. GB.
Estimate: GBP. 400 – 500.-

SOLD for GBP. 400.-

LOT 262. A Korean elm Bandaji type cabinet/ box, early 20th- century, with decorative applied brass handles, lock furniture and appliques. On a base with four short shaped braced scroll feet. 57 cm wide x 28.5 cm deep x 62 cm high. Dawsons Auctions, GB. February 17, 2022. SOLD for GBP. 140.-

LOT 309. A Chinese elm low cabinet, the first half of the 20th century. 74 cm long x 31 cm deep x 51 cm overall height. Dawsons Auctions, GB.
February 17, 2022.
SOLD for GBP. 600.-
NOTE: This chest is Korean.
Lot 110: Japanese Wood Tansu. Rectangular lift top secured by metal hardware, the front panel opening to an open interior papered with Japanese paper, over a paneled front on block feet.
Dimensions: 32 in.h. x 25.25 in.w. x 24.5
Neue Auctions, April 30, 2022,
Beachwood, OH, US.
Estimate: $ 400 – 800.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
UNSOLD
NOTE: This chest is actually a Korean rice chest.
LOT 224 Small cabinet with two doors
Korea
Wood and metallic ornamental appliques. 75 x 81 x 37,5 cm.

Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris
6 Avenue Hoche 75008 Paris
May 13, 2022.

Estimation: Euros. 300 – 450.-
SOLD for Euros 234.-
LOT 322: Antique Korean bandaji Wood Chest Trunk. Iron Joints and Hardware. Uniques & Antiques.
Aston , PA, US. May 10, 2022.
Estimate: $ 150 – 200.-
SOLD for $ 275.-
Starting bid: $ 100.- NOTE: This chest is not a Bandaji but a coin chest and has been extensively restored.

LOT 327. Korean Wood Cabinet, 2pcs, Doors & Drawers, Inlay Wood With Brass Trim, 52″h x 35″w x 16 1/2″d. Bill Hood & Sons, Art and Antique Auctions. Delray Beach, FL, United States. May 18, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
LOT 17 Joseon Dynasty Korean Lacquer And Sharkskin Cabinet. Akiba Antiques, Dania Beach, FL, United States. June 01, 2022. Estimate: $ 2,000 – 6,000.-
Estimate: $ 500.-
SOLD for $ 1,800.-
LOT 1067. A Korean Tansu Chest
Joseon period (1392-1910), 19th century, this bandaji or blanket chest is handcrafted in wood and embellished with original brass trim, mounted with intricate fittings, including handles, hinges and lock plate, hinged door on front opens downward to reveal and open interior for storage.
38 x 34 x 16 in. Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough, NC, United States. May 27th 2022. Estimate: $ 50.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 720. Antique Two-Piece Asian Cabinet w Brass Trimmings. 37 1/4 x 14 3/8 x 54 5/8 in. Sarasota Estate Auction. Sarasota, FL 34236.
United States. May 22th 2022. Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-. Starting Bid: $ 200.-

SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 146. Elm & pine wood Korean rice chest. 50cm x 86cm x 60cm. HOTLOTZ Singapore. June 5th 2022.
Estimate: S$ 200 300.-
Starting Bid: S$ 160.-
SOLD for S$ 200.-
LOT 190. Korean elm coin chest.
48cm x 47cm x 128cm. HOTLOTZ Singapore.
June 5th 2022.
Estimate: S$ 200 300.-
Starting Bid: S$ 160.-
SOLD for S$ 380.-
LOT 120: A lacquered pine wood clothing chest (bandaiji). Present-day North Korea, Pakchon area. Mid-19th century. Height 74.5 cm; width 86.5 cm; depth 39 cm. Kunsthaus LEMPERTZ. KG. Koln, Germany. June 11th 2022.
Estimate: Euros 1,500 2,000.-
Starting Bid: Euros 1,100.-

SOLD for Euros 1,400.-

LOT 584: A TWO-PART WOOD AND BRASS CHEST CABINET WITH SECOND BASE. Korea, ca. 1900.
125cm x 87,5cm x 42cm. From an important German private collection. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. June 13th 2022. Estimate: Euros. 900 – 1,500.- Starting Bid. Euros 900.-
UNSOLD
LOT 557: A TWO-DOOR BRASS FITTED WOOD CABINET – Korea, ca. 1900 – Property from the collection of Dr. Knüppel, tax officer of the German navy in Qingdao, acquired prior to 1915. Stuttgart, Germany. June 13th 2022. Estimate: Euros. 1,500 – 2,500.-
Starting Bid. Euros 1,500.- UNSOLD
LOT 582: A KEYAKI WOOD CABINET WITH THREE SHELVES BEHIND HINGED DOORS – Korea, ca. 1900 – From an important German private collection, assembled in the 1980s and 2000 Partially traces of use, small damages due to age and the upper part of the backside missing. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. June 13th 2022. Estimate: Euros. 600 – 1,000.- Starting Bid. Euros 600.- UNSOLD
LOT 1012: Pair of antique Korean pine iron-bound chests (h:38 w:64 d:31cm). Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. June 16th 2022. Estimate A$ 200 – 400.-
SOLD for A$ 260.-
LOT 57. CHINESE WOOD CHILD’S BED, NOW A COFFEE TABLE.
Approx 22″h, 22.25″w, 39″d. Austin Auction Gallery. Austin Texas. June 24, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting Bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
NOTE: This chest is not Chinese but a Korean sedan chair
LOT 165. Korean woodblock printing. 9./20. century Wood. Ca. 22.5×43 cm (28.5×51 cm with handles). Hargesheimer Auction house, Dusseldorf, Germany. June 9, 2022. Estimate: Euros. 100 – 200.-
SOLD for Euros 100.-
Lot 343: EINE TRUHE AUS HOLZ (BANDAJI). A WOODEN CHEST (BANDAJI) Korea, 19th/20th century Wood. 39.5x80x79.5 cm. Hargesheimer Auction house, Dusseldorf, Germany. June 9, 2022.
Estimate: Euros. 1,400 – 2,800.- UNSOLD
LOT 420. Korean 2 sections chest.
36 3/4″ x 30 1/2″w x 14 1/2″d.
Condition, some scratches and scuffs, some stains to top. The Auction barn LLC, New Milford, CT, USA. July 18th 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting Bid: $ 100.-
LOT 18. An Antique Korean Tansu Chest. Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century, chest with hinged fold down top, hardware has birth symbols to lock mount and tie hinges, floral hardware and mounts for handles to upper portion of front, handles flank both sides of the chest, raised on two wooden risers running front to back, no key for lock, has not been examined open.
29 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.
From the Collection of the late Keith Stanley, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Duke University, North Carolina. Leland little Auctions, Hillsborough, NC, USA. July 21, 2022. Estimate: $ 50 – 25,000. Starting Bid: $ 50.
SOLD for $ 375.-
LOT 119: KOREAN MORI JANG WOOD CABINET, H 35″, L 39 1/2″, D 19 3/4″. Having brass hardware. Upper four drawers with brass drop handles above two wood paneled doors with brass hardware. Scalloped apron and bracket feet.
DuMouchelles, Detroit, MA, USA. July 21, 2022. Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-

Starting Bid: $ 300.- UNSOLD.
Korean cabinet Mori-Jang. around 1900. Estimate: Euros 850.-
Rectangular body on curved feet under a curved frame. At the front wing doors, five drawers in different sizes and blind cassettes. Handles in the shape of Ruyi, decorated with brass appliqués in the shape of rosettes and bats. HxWxD: 109x122x51 cm PROVENANCE: Private collection of a shipping clerk at Norddeutscher Lloyd, who was employed in East Asia business in Shanghai and Yokohama until 1940.
LOT 122: KOREAN TANSU CABINET, H 38 1/2″, W 36″, D 15″. Having brass hardware on bracket feet. Drop front opening to reveal three small drawers. DuMouchelles. Detroit, MI, USA. July 21, 2022.
Estimate: $ 400 – 800.-
Starting Bid. $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 300.-
ANTIQUE HINGED LID CHEST, IRON STRAPED AND HANDLED. GOOD CONDITION. 35″ W x 18″ D x 17″ H. Redlands Antique Auction, Redlands, California, USA. July 10, 2022.
Estimate: $ 100 – 300.-
Antique Asian 2pc chest on frame with brass corner accents and in good condition for age approx. 42″ w x 21″ d x 65″ h. South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc. Logan Township, NJ, USA. August 21, 2022. Estimate: $ 300 – 600.- Starting Bid: 150.-.
Note: This is a three level Korean clothing chest
LOT 1221: Antique Korean pine rice storage chest , with iron fittings, with sliding lock and key (with original purchase doc),
approx 82cm W x 55cm D x 68cm H. Vickers & Hoad, Bowral, Australia. August 7th 2022.
Estimate: AU$ 200 – 400.-
Starting Bid: AU$ 150.-
LOT 1204: Antique large Korean pine rice storage chest, with iron fittings. with sliding lock and key (with original purchase doc),
approx 95cm W x 57cm D x 77cm H. Vickers & Hoad, Bowral, Australia. August 7th 2022.
Estimate: AU$ 400 – 600.-
Starting Bid: AU$ 320.-
LOT 372: ANTIQUE TWO-SECTION NONG (CLOTHING CHEST). Korean, late Joseon (Choson) Dynasty, dark pine and elm woods with brass hardware,
56.5″H x 33.25″W x 15″D.
O’ Gallerie, Portland, OR, USA. August 16th 2022.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting Bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 275.-
LOT 126: ANTIQUE TWO-SECTION NONG (CLOTHING CHEST). Korean, late Joseon (Choson) Dynasty, elm wood with brass butterfly hardware,
47.5″H x 34.25″W x 16″D.
O’Gallerie, Portland, OR, USA.
August 15th 2022.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting Bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 800.-
LOT 677: Korean Brass-Mounted Hardwood Bandaji Chest. probably 19th c., fall front opening to bank of 3 small drawers over spacious void, massive lock, retains key, bail handles,
h. 33 in., w. 40 in., d. 20 in.
Neal Auction company, New Orleans, USA. September 10, 2022.

Estimate: $ 500 – 700.
Starting Bid: $ 300.- SOLD for $ 576.-
LOT 309. Korean tansu chest / side table, having wooden frame, removable top, leading to Japanese paper-lined storage, traditionally used for grain storage, with glued paper, supported on block legs
Provenance: The Estate of Jane Ponton (Kerrville, Texas).
Vogt Auction Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA. September 4, 2022.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting Bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 299 – An assembled set of East Asian latticework doors.
height 78in (198cm); width 23in (58.5cm); depth 1 1/2in (4cm)
Estimate: $200 – 300.-
Starting Bid: $ 100.-
Andrew Jones Auctions, Los Angeles, CA, United States. September 9, 2022
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SOLD for $ 160.-

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LOT 775. A SMALL INLAID-LACQUER LOW TABLE
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century.
The rectangular top set on four cylindrical legs joined by base stretchers on the short side and with additional slender stretchers on all four sides, the upper surface decorated with fish in a stream below a fruiting peach tree, the apron on the long sides with plum blossoms
8 1/4 x 13 3/8 x 10 3/8in (20.9 x 34 x 26.3cm).
Bonhams Auction House. New York, USA. Japanese & Korean Art. September 21, 2022.
Estimate: $ 2,000 – 3,000.-
Starting Bid: $ 2,000.-
SOLD for $ 2,040.-
LOT 775. A SMALL INLAID-LACQUER LOW TABLE. To view.

Lot 774: A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER BOX Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century.
Rectangular, with a hinged cover decorated with a dragon and a phoenix among scrolling vines in inlaid wire, the outline of the dragon and the shaft of the feathers further enhanced with inlaid twisted wire, applied with a circular brass lock plate, the interior lined with paper 9 1/4 x 15 x 9in (23.5 x 38.1 x 22.8cm).
BONHAMS Auction House, New York, USA.
Japanese & Korean Art.
September 21, 2022.
Estimate: $ 4,000 – 5,000.-
Starting Bid: $ 4,000.-
SOLD for $ 4,080.-
Lot 774: A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER BOX
LOT 1022
Two Soban Small Footed Trays.
Korea, late Joseon-style, the twelve-sided top, mounted on a shaped apron with four cabriole legs joined to two bottom stretchers, ht. to 11, top dia. to 16 in.
Asian Works of Art.
Ending from 15 September 2022.
Skinner Marlborough
Estimate: US$300 – US$500
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SOLD for $ 318.-
LOT 216. Korean antique locking chest on chest on stand in pine and persimmon woods, Joseon Dynasty, late 19th early 20th century, the upper chest with two central cabinet doors opening to reveal open interior, beneath four short drawers, the exterior paneled with contrasting woods, the lower chest with two cabinet doors, and each with metal mounts and original lock, the reticulated stand with cloud apron and rolled feet. 56″ H x 36″ W x 16″ D. Auction at Showplace, New York, USA. October 23, 2022. Estimate: $ 1,500 – 2,500.
Starting Bid: $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 550.-
LOT 8002: A Very Rare North Korean Pakchon Lacquered Persimmon Timber Blanket Chest with Iron Lace Detail (mid Joseon dynasty, late 18th century). Theodore Bruce, September 29, 2022,
Stanmore, Australia.
Estimate: AU$ 1,600 – 2,000.-
Starting Bid: AU$ 800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 5603. Two-Piece Chinese Cabinet.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery
25 Meadow Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095
United States. September 24, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting Bid: $ 100.-
NOTE: This is a two level Korean chest.
A TWO-TIERED LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHEST WITH A STAND. Joseon Dynasty (19th – 20th Century).
H. 134cm, W. 74.6cm, D. 33.3 cm.
Christie’s. New York, USA.
September 27th 2022.
Estimate: $ 5,000 – 7,000.-
Starting bid: $ 5,000.-
SOLD for $ 9,450.-
LOT 524. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUERED ‘FLORAL’ STATIONERY BOX AND COVER, JOSEON DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY.
Height 5¼ in., 13.4 cm; Width 18 in., 46 cm; Depth 12¼ in., 31 cm.
Sotheby’s, New York, USA.
September 22 2022.
Estimate:
80,000 – 120,000 USD.
Starting bid: $ 70,000.
SOLD for $ 107,100.-
LOT 38. 19th Century 2 Stack Japanese Tansu Chest – Butterfly’s. This lot includes a very unique 2 stack Tansu chest featuring applied butterfly hardware throughout. The 2 chest rest on a wooden footed stand and have a 2 doors that open on each chest. Appears to date to the mid 19th century.
34″L x 16″W x 55″T.
East-Wing Estate Sales & Auction Company
Oakville, CT, United States. September 24, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid:$ 110.-
SOLD for $ 110.-
LOT 432. BOÎTE À TABAC
en fer niellé d’argent, de forme rectangulaire, à décor de motifs géométriques, au centre du couvercle d’un caractère chinois ‘Su’, symbolisant la longévité. La poignée et bouton en fer doré.
Corée, fin de la période Choseon, vers 1900.
AN IRON AND SILVER TABACCO BOX, KOREA, CA. 1900.
DIM. 5,5 X 10 X 6,7 CM (2 3/16 X 3 15/16 X 2 5/8 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris. France
30 September 2022.
Estimate: Euros 1,200 – 1,500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 434. RYÔSHIBAKO, BOÎTE À DOCUMENTS
en laque noire incrustée de nacre, le couvercle à décor d’un sage et son disciple traversant un pont vers une rive plantée d’un pin, les côtés ornés de fleurs et rinceaux.
(Lacunes de nacre, craquelures, usures, légère déformation du couvercle).
Corée, XVIIIe siècle.
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX, KOREA, 18TH CENTURY.
DIM. 11,5 X 34 X 29 CM (4 1/2 X 13 3/8 X 11 7/16 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris. France
30 September 2022. Estimate: Euros 2,000 – 4,000.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 439. PETITE TABLE FLORIFORME
sur pieds galbés, en bois laqué noir et marqueterie de nacre, à décor du caractère double bonheur en médaillon central, encadré de quatre chauve-souris et objets rituels, fleurs de prunus, pivoines et chrysanthèmes complétant le décor.
(Petits manques d’incrustations et quelques usures de laque).
Corée, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles.
A SMALL LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL WOOD TABLE, KOREA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 28 CM (11 IN.)-DIAM. 40,3 CM (15 7/8 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022.
Estimate: Euros 2,000 – 4,000.-

SOLD for Euros. 4,592.-
LOT 435. BOÎTE RONDE POLYLOBÉE
en bois laqué noir incrusté de nacre, le couvercle orné d’un médaillon figurant deux phénix de part et d’autre d’un caractère de longévité stylisé, le pourtour du couvercle et la paroi ornés de papillons et fleurs, et de personnages alternant avec des motifs floraux; l’intérieur laqué rouge comportant un petit plateau à cinq compartiments.
(Quelques lacunes de nacre et de laques, petits accidents et usures, anciennes restaurations).
Corée, XIXe siècle.
A LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL WOOD ROUND BOX AND COVER, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 12 CM (4 3/4 IN.)-DIAM. 16,5 CM (6 1/2 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022.
Estimate: Euros 1,500 – 2,500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 436. BOÎTE RECTANGULAIRE
en bois laqué noir incrusté de nacre, le couvercle à décor d’un couple de canards mandarins nageant parmi des lotus, les côtés ornés de branches de prunus en fleurs. Cachet à l’intérieur du couvercle.
(Lacunes de laque et usures, fente au couvercle).
Corée, période Choseon, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles.
A LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL BOX AND COVER, KOREA, JOSEON PERIOD, 18TH-19TH CENTURY.
DIM. 4,5 X 29,5 X 19 CM (1 3/4 X 11 5/8 X 7 1/2 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022.
Estimate: Euros 2,000 – 4,000.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 437. COFFRET RECTANGULAIRE
en bois laqué noir incrusté de nacre, le couvercle à décor de trois fleurs de lotus symétriques, le corps de la boîte orné de fleurs et rinceaux, les bordures soulignées de fleurettes et motifs géométriques. L’intérieur doublé de lin brun.
(Lacunes de nacre, fentes, craquelures, usures et soulèvement de la laque, rebouchages).
Corée, période Choseon, XVIe siècle.
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER BOX, KOREA, 16TH CENTURY.
DIM. 25 X 26 X 46 CM (9 13/16 X 10 1/4 X 18 1/8 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022.
Estimate: Euros 18,000 – 22,000.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 443B BOÎTE OCTOGONALE ET CHAPEAU ‘GAT’
la boîte en orme laqué rouge, ornée de serrure, poignées et d’autres ornements en métal; le chapeau de lettré en crin de cheval tressé. Marque ‘Tae’ sur la base de la boîte.
(Usures, serrure non complète, chapeau légèrement déformé).
Corée, Choseon, XIXe siècle.
A TRADITIONAL HORSEHAIR HAT AND ELM HAT BOX, 19TH CENTURY.
DIM. (BOÎTE) 21,8 X 41 CM (8 9/16 X 16 1/8 IN.)
(CHAPEAU) 12,5 X 32,8 CM (4 15/16 X 12 15/16 IN.) Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022.
Estimate: Euros 2,000 – 4,000.-

SOLD for Euros. 2,624.-
LOT 438
DEUX ORNEMENTS D’OREILLERS
de forme circulaire, en bois incrusté de nacre, représentant deux grues, chacune tenant une fleur de prunus et un radis dans des médaillons, cerclés par deux frises de motifs géométriques.
(Petit manque à l’un).
Corée, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles.
TWO ROUND WOODEN ELEMENTS WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID, KOREA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY.
DIAM. 12,3 CM (4 13/16 IN.)
Espace Tajan – 37, rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris
30 septembre 2022
Estimate: Euros 2,500 – 4,000.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 134. ANTIQUE KOREAN TANSU CHEST. 19th century. Dark stained elm with iron fittings. Dimensions: H 28.75″ x W 36.25″ x D 17.5″ Condition: Some surface wear, particularly at bottom. Westport Auction, Norwalk, CT, United States. September 30, 2022.
Estimate: $ 50 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 120.-
LOT 0171. Pair Late Qing Chinese Dowry Marriage Brass Bound Red Lacquer Chest Cabinets.
High (56cm), Depth (42cm), Width (77cm).
Jasper, New York, October 25th 2022.
Estimate: $ 2,500 – 3,000.-
Starting bid: $ 1,700.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 56. Antique Asian (Korean) Elmwood Tansu on Stand
Antique asian probably Korean tansu in three parts; two cases with burled inset panels having brass strap mounts and hardware. The upper case having four small drawers over two doors, which open to a deep storage compartment. The lower case with two doors, also opening to a deep storage compartment. On black painted base.
46″ high x 30 1/2″ wide x 14 1/4″ deep. Collective Hudson, Kingston New York USA. November 20. Estimate: $ 500 – 1,500.- Starting bis: $ 500.-

SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 224. Antique Korean Chest. Drop-front Bandaji chest on stand mounted with white brass hardware engraved with flowers and birds. Opens to single large cavity. In as-found condition. Approx. 35 3/4″ x 18 1/4″ x 40 1/4″ H. Hilliard & Co. Madison, VA, USA. October 22, 2022. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-.
Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 370. JAPANESE IRON-BOUND TANSU CHEST.
inscribed in ink with Japanese characters to interior on hinged front panel; 37 3/4 inches wide; 18 3/4 inches deep; 21 1/2 inches high.
ABELL AUCTION, Los Angeles, California, USA. October 27, 2022.

Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting bis: $ 150.- SOLD for $150.-
NOTE: This chest is Korean

LOT 243. Korean bandaji, An antique Korean wood bandaji with hand-wrought iron fittings. The upper front panel of this traditional bandaji is hinged along the bottom and is kept closed by an iron latch at the top center. Intended for the use of storing textiles and clothing. Yi Dynasty, mid-19th century.
Measuring 30.25 in. (76.83 cm.) high by 40.5 in. (102.87 cm.) wide by 17 in. (43.18 cm.) deep. A.B Levy’s Palm Beach, FL, USA. November 20, 2022.
Estimate: $ 700 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: $ 600.-
UNSOLD
LOT 301: A Korean elm wood chest set, 19th century, composed of two parts each built with rounded framing members to the front with a pair of doors, brass hardware, 92cm x 39.5cm x 77cm; 92cm x 39cm x 61cm.
Roseberys, November 8, 2022,
West Norwood, United Kingdom.
Estimate: BP. 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: BP. 200.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 3075 Korean carved wood rice bowl and wooden stand. Possibly 19th c., together with a round wood stand, 5″h x 24″w x 19.5″d (bowl), 3.5″h x 15″w x 14.5″d (stand) – PROVENANCE: The Collection of visual artist Lewis Stein, NYC. Millea Bros Ltd. Boonton, NJ 07005
United States. October 14, 2022.
Estimate: $ 60 – 80.-
SOLD for $ 30.-
LOT 535
A SILVER-WIRE BOX AND COVER
Korea, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century.
Raised on four brass feet and with a brass handle and fitting to one end, the sides decorated with panels of deer and cranes in grassy landscapes on a key-fret motif ground, the cover with reserved auspicious character. 10.4cm wide.
Bonhams, 1 November 2022, 10:00
London, Knightsbridge.
Estimate: BP. 800 1,200.-

SOLD for BP 1,912.50.-
LOT 536
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUERED WOOD CIRCULAR TRAY
Korea, Joseon Dynasty, late 19th century.
Raised on three short feet, the central medallion decorated with confronting dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, below a border of four large longevity characters, the exterior with further auspicious characters alternating with diaper ground panels. 34cm diam.
Bonhams, 1 November 2022, 10:00 GMT
London, Knightsbridge.
Estimate: BP. 1,000 – 1,500.-

SOLD for BP 15,300.-
LOT 119: A Korean 19th Century Wooden Cabinet. H. 820cm, W. 96,5cm, D. x 47cm. Webb’s Auction, November 7, 2022,
Auckland, New Zealand.
Estimate: NZ$ 750 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: NZ$ 600.-

SOLD for NZ$ 625.-

LOT 57: A Korean silver-inlaid iron tobacco box, 19th century/Joseon dynasty. A Korean silver-inlaid iron tobacco box
19th century/Joseon dynasty
(H: 5.72, W: 9.53, D: 6.35 cm.)
Weight: 479.1 g. Many areas of the silver inlay have been rubbed off over the years of use. The box is badly tarnished. Oakridge Auction House, October 14, 2022
Ashburn, VA, US. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2226: Antique Korean Tansu Chest. Used condition and measures approximately 21in x 14in x 28in. EJ’S Auction, October 15, 2022
Glendale, AZ, US.
SOLD for $ 110.-
LOT 418: A WOOD CHEST (BANDAJI). Korea, 19th c. 99 × 47 × 80 cm.
Trunk with a drop-front door hinged at midsection and iron mountings and lock. At upper interior three small drawers. Some signs of usage.
Koller Auction, November 29, 2022,
Zurich, Switzerland.
Estimate: CHF 800 -1,200.-
Starting bid: CHF 800.-

SOLD for CHF 813.-
LOT 33. ANTIQUE KOREAN TANSU CHEST OF DRAWERS. Ca. last half 19thC. Refinished throughout and in excellent condition. Ready to use. 53.5 x 37 x 14.5 in. Ararity Auctions, Lorton , VA, United States. November 6, 2022
Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 174: Korean Wood and Brass Chest.
19th/20th Century
The chest on stand clad with brass hardware in the form of fish, vases and other auspicious symbols. Height 33 inches, width 38 inches.
Doyle, New York. November 22, 2022. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 400.-
UNSOLD

LOT 132: A Korean Softwood Shrine.
19th/20th Century
The square-form structure with overhanging domed roof and surrounding gallery. Height 34 inches, width 28 inches..
Doyle New YORK. November 22, 2022.
Estimate: $ 1,000 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: $ 500.-
SOLD for $ 2,835.-
LOT 1807 A SMALL METAL-FITTED HINGED-DOOR CHEST
Korea
71 x 76 x 35 cm
From an old German private collection, assembled between the 1970s and 2007.
Minor damage due to age.
Nagel Auctioneer, Stuttgart, Germany. 06 December 2022.
Estimate: Euros 600 – 1,000.-
Starting bid: Euros 600.-
UNSOLD

LOT 462: KOREAN TWO-SECTION NONG (CLOTHING CHEST). 52.25″H x 33.75″W x 15.5″D. O’ Gallerie, November 29, 2022.
Portland, OR, US.
Estimation: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 744: A KOREAN JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897), BANDAJI CHEST, 19TH CENTURY. pine stained an orange hue, bound in iron, with ornately pierced decoration, iron swing handles to the front and to the sides, with an iron lock.
78cm high x 82cm wide x 40cm deep.
Chiswick Auction, November 29, 2022,
London, United Kingdom.
Estimate: BP: 200 -300.-
Estimate: BP: 160.-
UNSOLD
LOT 125. An iron lock known as a digeut lock, named after a Korean character that resembles this lock’s shape. The main body is a U shape, and the sliding bolt has four prongs that fit into slots. A narrow keyhole is formed on the top where one panel and the body join together. This type of lock was perfect for securing rings in place. Size: 1.75″ L x .75″ W x 2″ H (4.4 cm x 1.9 cm x 5.1 cm).
Artemis gallery, Louisville, CO, United States.
November 28, 2022.

Estimate: $ 150 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 74 UNSOLD
LOT 2100. KOREAN WOOD LOW TABLE
Joseon Dynasty, 19th/20th Century
Twelve-sided top raised on four cabriole legs joined by two stretchers.
Height 10.5″. Top 17.5″ x 16.5″.
Eldred’s, East Dennis, MA, US.
December 6, 2022.
Estimate: $ 600 -800.-
Starting bid: $ 125.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 153: A wood four level book storage and display stand (sabang t’akja). Korea. First half 20th century. Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln, Germany.
December 9, 2022.
Estimate: Euros 2,400 – 2,800.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 367: EINE TRUHE AUS HOLZ (BANDAJI).
Korea, 19th/20th century Wood. 95×103.5×41 cm. The chest of rectangular section has a drop-front door hinged at the midsection with decorative metal hinges. With traces of use, partially damaged.
Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen, Dusseldorf, Germany. December 8, 2022. Estimate: Euros: 150 – 300.-
Starting Bid: Euros 150.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2102: A Very Rare North Korean Pakchon Lacquered Persimmon Timber Blanket Chest with Iron Lace Detail (mid Joseon dynasty, late 18th century). Theodore Bruce, December 9, 2022, 6:00 PM AEDT
Stanmore, Australia.
Estimate: AU$ 2,000 – 3,000.-
Starting bid: AU$ 1,800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1042: Korean fruitwood veneered chest, fitted with four drawers & two pairs of doors (h:117 x w:101 x d:45cm). Lawsons. December 8, 2022, 11:00 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia.
Estimate: AU$ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: AU$ 100.-
SOLD for $ 260.-
LOT 364
Elm and brass cabinet. Korean, 19th Century having a fall front, with raised brass mounts and lock, 84cm wide x 44cm deep x 90cm high. Provenance: Hazelwood, Shanghai circa 1930 then by descent. Hazelwood is a large classical property in Shanghai designed by Clough Williams-Ellis and is now on the site of the Radisson Xingguo Hotel. Asian Art. Mallams Cheltenham UK-
9th November 2022.
Estimate: GBP. 500 – 800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 4275. A Korean elm and iron blanket chest, Bandaji, Joseon Dynasty, 18th-19th Century, with a pair of carrying handles to the sides, overall decorated with iron fittings with pierced designs, 76.5 cm high x 93.5 cm wide x 45 cm deep. Ewbank’s. Woking, Surrey. 09 Dec 2022 09:30 GMT
Estimate: GBP. 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: GBP. 280.-
UNSOLD
LOT 230A: Korean Chest. Rectangular top, above a hinged drop down door, opening to reveal three short drawers, above two shelves, set with metal strapping, shields, stylized panels and handles. the panels engraved with flowers and foliage, set on four inward scrolled feet, united by stretcher, 108cm x 98cm x 47cm. Aalders Auction, December 11, 2022, 12:00 PM AEDT
Stanmore, Australia.
Estimate: AU$ 650 – 850.-
Starting bid: AU$ 550.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 60. A Korean wood table box
height 11 3/4in(29cm); width 12in (30cm); depth 12in (30cm). Andrew Jones Auction, Los Angeles, CA, United States. Dec 14, 2022.
Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid:$ 400.-
UNSOLD
LOT 246 A Korean elm wood chest set, 19th century, composed of two parts, each built with rounded framing members to the front with a pair of doors, brass hardware, 92cm x 39.5cm x 77cm. Roseberys LONDON, UK. 14 December 2022.
Estimate: GBP 150 – 200.-
Starting bid: GBP 100.-
LOT 0116
19th C. Chinese Wood Merchant Lock Box Chest
East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful strong box or chest made from thick hardwood with iron fittings. The piece rests on a pair of sturdy beams that elevates the box slightly above the ground, and the lid opens on a pair of robust hinges and at the front is a solid lock plate with an articulating latch and rings for securing a pad lock. The interior of the lid is inked with black characters that may have been inventory notes or tally marks. Size: 23″ L x 13.5″ W x 14″ H (58.4 cm x 34.3 cm x 35.6 cm)
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
Artemis Gallery. Louisville, CO, United, December 15, 2022. States.
Starting bid: $. 450.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 367.A Korean pine and elm chest A Korean pine and elm chest, late 19th to early 20th century, the faux two drawer front with a fall front revealing a storage compartment, the whole embellished with brass mounts, 99cm wide 45cm deep 86 cm high Condition Report: top with chips anb knocks losses to stain finish and historic woodworm Oxidization to brass mounts Knocks scuffs and splits to sides.
Sworders fine art Auctioneers. Essex, United Kingdom. December 13, 2022. Estimate: BP 100 – 200.-
Starting bis: BP. 100.-
SOLD for BP. 260.-
LOT 750. Korean Pyung-Sang Summer Bed.
Two pieces combined with carved red lacquer insets, depicting longevity motifs, such as deer, cranes, and pine trees. Height 16 inches, width 88 inches, depth 44 1/2 inches.
Capo Auctions. Long Island City, NY, United States. August 29 2015.
Estimate: $ 3,000 – 5,000.- Starting bid: $ 1,500..-
SOLD for $ 1,200.-
LOT 157. Korean Brass Mounted and Burl Elm Tansu. 19th century, figured drawers and door facings with paneled surround, brass hinges, locks, and corner mounts, on a conforming stand, with scrolled feet, 57-1/4 x 43-1/4 x 22-3/4 in.
Provenance: Property of a lawyer who worked and resided in China.
Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, United States. January 15, 2023. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-. Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 157. Korean Brass Mounted and Burl Elm Tansu. 19th century, figured drawers and door facings with paneled surround, brass hinges, locks, and corner mounts, on a conforming stand, with scrolled feet, 57-1/4 x 43-1/4 x 22-3/4 in.
Provenance: Property of a lawyer who worked and resided in China.
Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, United States. January 15, 2023. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-. Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 713. Korean low decorated table. 36″ x 32 1/2″ x 14″.
COPAKE, NY, United States. Online auction. 14 days remaining.

January 1st 2023.
Estimate:$ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 2,000.-
LOT 714. Asian cabinet having dropdown section over (2) doors. 41 3/4″ x 18 1/4″ x 32 1/2″. Copake Auction, NY, United States. January 1st, 2023.
Estimate:$ 150 – 250.- Starting bid: $ 70.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 715. Asian cabinet. 38″ x 14″ x 34 1/2″.
Copake Auction, NY, United States. January 1st, 2023.
Estimate:$ 150 – 250.- Starting bid: $ 70.-
SOLD for $ 80.-
LOT 716. Asian cabinet. 33″ x 12 1/2″ x 38 1/2″. Copake Auction, NY, United States. January 1st, 2023.
Estimate:$ 150 – 250.- Starting bid: $ 70.-
SOLD for $80.-
LOT 712. Korean low decorated table. 39″ x 27″ x 14″. COPAKE, NY, United States. Online auction. 14 days remaining.
January 1st 2023.
Estimate:$ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 5,000.-
Lot 153: A wood four level book storage and display stand (sabang t’akja). Korea. First half 20th century. Kunsthaus Lempertz, Germany.
December 9, 2002.
Estimate: Euros 2,400 – 2,800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 181L: KOREAN DROP-FRONT CHEST 19th Century Height 29.4″. Width 37.5″. Depth 17.25″. Eldred’s, East Dennis, MA, US. January 4, 2023,
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 205: A KOREAN ELM AND RATTAN CHEST. 76cm high, 85cm wide, 41cm deep. Dreweatts, Newbury, United Kingdom. January 17, 2023.
Estimate: BP. 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: BP. 350.- UNSOLD
LOT 204: A KOREAN ELM, BURR ELM, AND GILT METAL MOUNTED CHEST OF DRAWERS. 172cm high, 116cm wide, 56cm deep. Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales. Newbury, United Kingdom.
January 17, 2023,
Estimate: BP. 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: BP. 450.-
UNSOLD
LOT 423. A Korean elm blanket chest or bandaji, the single piece top over a fall front flap with brass handles and studded decoration, the hinges with medallion pierced decoration raised on bracket feet
85 cm wide x 33 cm deep x 69.5 cm high.
Moore Allen & Innocent Auction House. CIRENCESTER, Gloucestershire. GB. January 12, 2023. Estimate: BP. 100 -150.-
LOT 77. 19th C. 2 Stack Japanese Tansu Chest – Butterfly’s. This lot includes a very unique 2 stack Tansu chest featuring applied butterfly hardware throughout. The 2 chest rest on a wooden footed stand and have a 2 doors that open on each chest. Appears to date to the mid 19th century
Condition: Expected surface wear associated with age and use, otherwise in overall good condition.
Measurements: 34″L x 16″W x 55″T.
East-Wing Estate Sales & Auction Company. Oakville, CT, USA. January 20th 2023. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 100.-
NOTE: This chest is Korean and not Japanese as described.
SOLD for $ 210.-
LOT 674: A Korean chest cabinet, 19thC or later, H 139 – W 94,8 – D 47,7cm. Fixed on a stand, solid wood, brass mounts in the shape of butterflies. Carlo Bonte Auctions. February 8, 2023,
Bruges, Belgium.
Estimate: Euros 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: Euros 240.-
UNSOLD
LOT 38: KOREAN IRON-MOUNTED TANSU CHEST. with hinged drop-front door, with lock; 35 3/4 inches wide; 14 1/4 inches deep; 25 inches high. Abell Auction, January 12, 2023,
Los Angeles, CA, US.

Estimate: $ 100 – 200.-
Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 296. A Korean Tensu Cabinet
20th Century
Height 49 1/2 x width 39 x depth 17 inches.
Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. January 18, 2023.

Estimate: $ 800 -1,200.-
Starting bid: $ 400.- UNSOLD
LOT 418: A WOOD CHEST (BANDAJI). Koller Auctions, November 29, 2022
Zurich, Switzerland.
Estimate: CHF. 800 – 1,200.-

SOLD for CHF 650.-
LOT 973. A Tansu Chest. hardwood with metal details
39” x 39 1/2” x 17”
(99 cm x 100 cm x 43 cm). Leon Gallery, Makati City, Philippines. January 22, 2023. Estimate: US$ 73 – 95.-
Starting bid: US$ 73.-

SOLD for US$ 267.-
LOT 260: A KOREAN JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897), BANDAJI CHEST, 19TH CENTURY, pine stained an orange hue, bound in iron, with ornately pierced decoration, iron swing handles to the front and to the sides, with an iron lock.
78cm high x 82cm wide x 40cm deep.
Chiswick Auction, London, UK. January 24, 2023. Estimate: GBP. 100 – 200.- Starting bid: GBP. 80.-
UNSOLD
LOT 107. Antique Korean Bandaji or Antique Korean Chest. North Korea, Choson period, 19th century. Bandaji furniture. North Korea, Choson period, 19th century.
Solid black wood and exquisite metal fittings. Measurements: 99 x 94 x 48 cm.
Setdart Auction House, Barcelona, Spain. January 31st 2023.
Estimate: Euros. 2,200 – 2,500.-
Starting bid: Euros. 1,200.-
UNSOLD
LOT 15. Tansu Chest. with metal mounts; having a fall front with lock 41 x 38 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (104.1 x 97.8 x 44.5 cm.). Abell Auction, Los Angeles, CA, United States. January 26th 2023.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-.
Starting bid; $ 150.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 22. Late 19th C Korean, Joseon Dynasty Trunk. This great scholar box appears to be Korean from the late Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). It is entirely hand crafted using dovetail construction and hand forged hardware and embellishments. 16.5″ tall x 17″ x 35″. Golden Sun Auctions Inc. Fullerton, CA, United States. February 25, 2023. Estimate: $ 100 – 250.- Starting bid: $ 50.- NOTE: This is a Korean coin chest
Lot 8090: A Very Rare North Korean Pakchon Lacquered Persimmon Timber Blanket Chest with Iron Lace Detail (mid Joseon dynasty, late 18th century). Theodore Bruce, February 27, 2023.
Stanmore, Australia. Estimate: AUD $ 1,000 – 2,000.- Starting bid: AUD $ 500.-
UNSOLD.
Note: This chest is not made of persimmon wood but Linden wood. Not late 18th century but more probably 20th century.
LOT 335: 19TH C. ASIAN (KOREAN) TANSU CABINET. In two parts, a well proportioned 19th C. Korean elm and persimmon wood tansu chest on stand with four drawers over three double doors, with considerable amount of brass ornamentation; corner plates, hinges, and bat effigy pulls. 65.75”H x 43”W x 21”D. William Smith Auctions. February 22, 2023,. Plainfield, NH, US.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
LOT 442: A Korean two-part metal mounted elm tansu chest, early 20th century, the upper section with rectangular top over four short drawers and pair of cupboard doors below, raised on a lower section fitted with a pair of cupboard doors with bail handles to either side.
Dimensions
Height 43 1/4in; width 33 1/4in; depth 14 1/4in.
Locati LLC. February 19, 2023,
Pineville, PA, US. Estimate: $ 100 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 100.-
LOT 2099. Vintage Japanese Tansu Chest
Early 20th century, one part form, elm and pine, recessed panel top, four small drawers over six hinged cabinet doors with divided interior, the base with stylized scroll feet, brass mounts and hinges.
57.5 x 40.25 x 19 in. Leland Little, Hillsborough, NC, United States.

February 23, 2023. Estimate: $ 50 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
NOTE: This is not a Japanese Tansu but a Korean three level clothing chest.
LOT 53. CHINESE-KOREAN YUMU ELM WOOD APOTHECARY CHEST. C. Late 20th Century. Dimensions: H 29.75″ x W 37.75″ x D 10.25″ Condition: A few losses to writing fill medium; dings and finish losses to cabinet edges and apron; normal surface wear consistent with age and use.
Westport Auction, Norwalk, CT, United States. February 8th 2023.

Estimate: $ 50 – 1,000.-.
Starting bid: $ 50.- Sold for: $ 700.-
LOT 126. A 19th century Korean pear and kiri buri chest on chest or yi chung nong the two sections each with twin cupboard doors enclosing paper lined interiors, with pierced white metal mounts, each with a pair of cranes either side of pierced fish ornaments, all on a later stand, 89.5cm wide x 41cm deep x 140cm high. Mallams Auctions, Bocardo House, St. Michael’s Street,
Oxford, OX1 2EB, UK
February 20th 2023.

Estimate: GBP. 400 – 800.-
Starting bid: GBP. 400.-
LOT 153: A KOREAN LACQUERED JEWELLERY BOX. A Korean Lacquered Jewellery Box Traditional Korean ladies’ accessory/jewellery box with four drawers. Inlaid with mother of pearl and with metal hardware. H271 W286 D262mm. Webb’s Specialist Auctioneers. March 12, 2023,
Auckland, New Zealand.
Estimate: NZ$ 500 – 800.-
Starting bid: NZ$ 400.-

SOLD for NZ$ 1,300.-
LOT 92: A KOREAN LACQUERED BOX. A Korean Lacquered Box Square wooden lacquered box with mother of pearl floral inlay over top and sides. H105 W282 D282mm. Webb’s specialist Auctioneers, March 12, 2023,
Auckland, New Zealand.
Estimate: NZ$ 300 – 600.-
Starting bid: NZ$. 200.-

SOLD for NZ$ 30,000.-
LOT 22: Japon Période Meiji (1868-1912) Tansu avec un abattant en bois d’inaki laqué rouge à décor appliqué de fer noirci et ciselé à motifs géométriques stylisés. Japan
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Tansu with a flap made of red lacquered inaki wood with applied decoration of blackened and chiseled iron with stylized geometrical motifs.
Aguttes. March 9, 2023,
Neuilly sur Seine, France.
Estimate: Euros 800 – 1,200.-
Starting bid: Euros 800.-.

SOLD for Euros 2,340.-
Note: This chest is definitely not Japanese but a Korean bandaji.
LOT 1054
A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER OFFERING STAND.

31.7 x 31.7 x 16.5cm.
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th/19th century
FINE JAPANESE AND KOREAN WORKS OF ART. Bonhams
22 March 2023,
New York
US$5,000 – US$7,000
UNSOLD.
LOT 404. A Large and Fine Korean Mother-of-Pearl and Shagreen Inlaid Lacquered Box and Cover
19th Century
of rectangular form, the covered inlaid with mother-of-pearl and shagreen showing a pair of crouching dragons grasping a flaming pearl, the interior with purple brocade lining.
Length 15 3/4 x width 29 1/2 x height 7 in., 40 x 75 x 17.8 cm. Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. March 29, 2023. Estimate: $ 3,000 – 5,000.-
Starting bid: $ 1,500.-
SOLD for $ 11,000.-
LOT 118. Korean 19th C. Blanket Chest. Wood chest with iron mounts.
Height: 24 inches.
Width: 34 inches.
Depth: 16 inches.
Elder’s Antiques. Nokomis, FL, United States. March 25, 2023.

Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 125.-
LOT 125. Two level chest. Zelkova, paulownia. 19th century.
H. 124cm, W. 129cm, D. 48cm.
K Auction, Seoul, Korea, March 23, 2023.
Estimate: KW. 15,000.000.- 30,000.000.-
LOT 123. Bookchest. Pine. H. 110cm, W. 86cm, D. 35,3cm. K auction, Seoul, Korea. March 23, 2023.
Estimate: KW. 3,500.000 – 8,000.000.-
LOT 124. Three level chest. Pine wood. H. 158,5cm, W. 103cm, D. 27,5cm. K Auction, Seoul, Korea, March 23, 2023. Estimate: KW. 12,000.000 – 25,000.000.-
LOT 126. Tabernacle. Ginkgo wood. H. 54cm, W. 45,5cm, D. 29,5cm. K Auction, Seoul, Korea. March 23, 2023. Estimate: KW. 18,000.000 – 30,000.000.-
LOT 217. Rice chest. Pine, H. 28cm, W. 30cm, D. 21,5cm. K Auction, Seoul, Korea. March 20, 2023. Estimate: KW. 1,000.000 – 2,000.000. Starting bid: KW. 500,000.
LOT 216. Document box. Paulownia wood. H. 13cm, W. 88cm, D. 13cm. K Auction, Seoul Korea, March 20, 2023. Estimate: KW. 3,000.000 – 4,000.000.- Starting bid: KW. 1,000.000.-
LOT 1288. Small Korean cabinet “Icheungjang” with brass “butterfly” fittings on a coffered front with two door compartments arranged one above the other for folding and sliding, above them four small drawers, in two parts on a plinth frame with a cut-out frame and four turned-in feet, around 1900, various walnut and softwoods, inside partially lined with newspaper, 120x80x36cm, traces of ageing. KENDZIA Auction,
March 25, 2023,
Hamburg, Germany
Estimate: Euros: 500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1287. Small Korean cabinet “Icheungjang” with brass “butterfly” fittings on a coffered front with two door compartments arranged one above the other for folding and sliding, above them four small drawers, in two parts on a plinth frame with a cut-out frame and four turned-in feet, around 1900, various walnut and softwoods, inside partially lined with newspaper, 120x80x36cm. KENDZIA Auction. March 25, 2023,
Hamburg, Germany.

Estimate: Euros 500.- UNSOLD.
LOT 370: COFFRE DE RANGEMENT En orme et fixations en métal. Corée, 19e siècle.
Cornette de Saint Cyr, Bruxelles.
April 2, 2023,
Bruxelles, Belgium.
Estimate: Euros 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 600.-
UNSOLD
LOT 364: CABINET En orme et fixations en métal. “Corée, 19e siècle.
H.122 cm L.84 cm P.40 cm.
Cornette de Saint Cyr. April 2, 2023,
Bruxelles, Belgium.
Estimate: Euros 1,000 – 1,500.- Starting bid: Euros 1,000.-
SOLD for Euros 1,170.-
LOT 1183
Two-door Cabinet Chest. Korea, mid to late 20th century, with two drawers on top, the interior with nine drawers and a bandaji storage, yellow brass fittings including the lotus-inspired lock plate on the doors with key, all variously decorated with auspicious flora and fauna, ht. 49 7/8, wd. 30 1/2, dp. 18 1/2 in.
ASIAN WORKS OF ART BONHAMS SKINNER
Ending from 28 March 2023,
Skinner Boston, USA
Estimate: US$400 – US$600

SOLD for US$ 382,50.-
LOT 1184
Red-lacquered Shell-inlaid Two-part Stacked Chest. Korea, late 19th/20th century, doors open to storage areas, the exterior front decorated with figures and deer beneath trees, the sides with flowering trees by water, with incised decorative metalwork, ht. 51, wd. 28 1/2, dp. 16 1/2 in.
ASIAN WORKS OF ART BONHAMS SKINNER
Ending from 28 March 2023,
Skinner Boston, USA
Estimate: US$800 – US$1,200

SOLD for US$ 10,200.-
LOT 366: CABINET en bois laqué et doré. “Thaïlande, 19e/20e siècle.”
LOT 366: A lacquered and gilded wood cabinet. “Thailand, 19th/20th century.
Cornette de Saint Cyr. April 2, 2023.
Bruxelles, Belgium
Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros 400.-

SOLD for Euros 416.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and certainly not from Thailand as mentioned.
LOT 371. CABINET En bois laqué. “Thaïlande, 19e/20e siècle.” LOT 366: A lacquered and gilded wood cabinet. “Thailand, 19th/20th century.
H.128 cm L.84 cm P.51 cm
Cornette de Saint Cyr. April 2, 2023.
Bruxelles, Belgium
Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros 400.-

SOLD for Euros 375.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and certainly not from Thailand as mentioned.
LOT 219: A KOREAN ELM, BURR ELM, AND GILT METAL MOUNTED CHEST OF DRAWERS.
172cm high, 116cm wide, 56cm deep. Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales. April 18, 2023,
Newbury, United Kingdom.

Estimate: GBP. 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: GBP. 180.-
SOLD for GBP 200.-

LOT 451. Asian Tansu Style Cabinet with Lock. Painted Tansu cabinet with iron lock plates. Height: 38 inches, Width: 37 inches.
Michaan’s Auctions. Alameda, CA, United States. April 14th 2023.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.- SOLD for $ 850.-
LOT 16. Cabinet en bois, Corée, XXe siècle
S’ouvrant par deux tiroirs en haut, et six vantaux ouvertures, avec des ferrures rondes sur les vantaux, sur quatre pieds reliés latéralement par des traverses. Fentes sur les côtés, piqûres, usure.
H. 159 cm L. 112,5 cm Prof. 49 cm.
Art d’Asie. De Baecque & Associes, Lyon, France. April 13, 2023
Estimation: Euros 200 – 300.-
Sold for: Euros 250.-
Note: IMO this piece was underestimate.
LOT 17. Cabinet en bois, Corée, début du XXe siècle
S’ouvrant par quatre tiroirs en haut, et six vantaux au centre, décoré de bois de placage et de nombreuses ferrures, en particulier aux angles et sur les vantaux (de forme ronde), sur quatre pieds reliés par deux par des traverses. Plateau original manquant au-dessus (trous à deux endroits)
H. 152 cm ; L. 101,5 cm ; P. 47,5 cm.
Art d’Asie. De Baecque & Associes, Lyon, France. April 13, 2023.
Estimation: Euros 300 – 500.-
Sold for: Euros 300.-
Note: IMO this piece was underestimate.
LOT 18. Cabinet en bois, Corée, XXe siècle
S’ouvrant par quatre tiroirs en haut et quatre vantaux, décor de bois de placage et de ferrures, en forme de chauve souris sur les tiroirs et de ruyi sur les vantaux, sur quatre pieds. Fentes au plateau et à certains placages, usure, chocs, piqûres.
H. 128 cm L. 102 Prof. 47 cm.
Art d’Asie. De Baecque & Associes, Lyon, France. April 13, 2023.
Estimation: Euros 250 – 350.-
Sold for: Euros 250.-
Note: IMO this piece was underestimate.
LOT 1355. Korean bandaji storage chest, 19th c., having drop-front, opening to storage interior, dovetail joinery case, mounted with pierced iron hardware, side handles, rising on bracket feet, approx 27″h, 35″w, 17.75″d.
Austin Auction Gallery. Austin, TX, United States. May 7, 2023.
Estimate:$ 150 – 350.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 355. KOREAN BANDAJI DROP-FRONT IRON MOUNTED CHEST. Korean bandaji storage chest, 20th c., iron mounted, having drop front, opening to storage interior, side handles, rising on shaped feet, approx 25″h, 36.25″w, 16″d. Austin Auction Gallery. Austin, TX, United States. May 7, 2023.
Estimate:$ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 300.-
LOT 219. Large Korean Zelkova Wood Chest. probably 19th century, figured wood with brass hinges, pulls, and mounts, on shaped feet, four dovetailed drawers over two cabinet doors, cabinet doors opening to an open paper lined interior, rich mellow color, 39 x 41 x 18 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, United States. April 20, 2023.
Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 221. Four Korean Carved Wood Stands. Joseon dynasty, three with 12 sided top, largest 10-3/4 x 17 in.; another collapsible with mother of pearl inlay, 11 x 27 x 20 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, United States. April 20, 2023. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 223. Two Small Korean Trays on Stands. Joseon dynasty, smaller tray with carved floral apron, mother of pearl inlay with scene of two cranes under a flowering tree, with poem; a second slightly larger tray with less elaborate mother of pearl crane and tree motif, larger 9 x 15 x 11-3/4 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, United States. April 20, 2023.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 1,600.-
LOT 293. Antique Korean Bandaji Tansu trunk storage chest in pine with brass hardware. Early 20th century. 36″h x 41 1/4″w x 18″d. King Galleries, Roswell, GA, United States. April 29, 2023.
Estimate: $ 700 – 900.-
Starting bid: $ 300.-
UNSOLD
LOT 222: Korean Zelkova Wood Bandaji Chest.
Joseon dynasty, hardwood construction with iron latch and fittings, 21-1/2 x 38 x 17-1/2 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: S 100.-
SOLD for $ 400.
LOT 229: Two Korean Small Chests or Money Boxes.
Joseon dynasty, with brass or iron bound corners, edges, and locks, larger example 8-1/2 x 18 x7-1/2 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 300 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 750.-
LOT 233: Large Korean Coin Chest (Ton-Kwe)
Joseon dynasty, hardwood body construction with iron hinges and latch, dovetailed edges, 9 x 23-1/2 x 13 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 228: Korean Four Drawer Table Top Chest.
Joseon dynasty, persimmon wood construction with white metal mounts, 10-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 200 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 231: Korean Chest with Mother of Pearl Inlay.
Joseon dynasty, black lacquered with mother of pearl inlay depicting cranes amid blossoming trees, brass hardware, paper lined interior, 11-1/2 x 20 x 11 in.
Provenance: Christie’s, New York, NY; Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 1,700.-
LOT 225: Korean Mother of Pearl Inlaid Wood Chest.
Joseon dynasty, four drawers, brass mounts, mother of pearl decoration of birds, trees, and geometric diaper pattern, 11 x 11 x 10-1/2 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 750.-
LOT 226: Korean Brass Bound Tabletop Chest.
Joseon dynasty, Zelkova wood construction, two doors with two interior drawers, decorative brass plate with ruyi design,10-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 11 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 600 – 900.-
Starting price: $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 1,100.-
LOT 232: Large Korean Zelkova Wood Table Top Chest.
Joseon dynasty, hardwood construction, brass bound, opening to nine interior drawers with felt lining,15 x 22-1/4 x 14-1/2 in.
Provenance: Collection from a West Point Graduate who lived in Korea in 1962 and 1974. BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 1,000.-
LOT 227. Three Korean Wooden Boxes. Joseon dynasty, wooden boxes with applied paper and paint, three color Gankyil design on each, with fitted tops, largest 4-1/2 x 17-3/4 x 9-3/4 in. 
BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.

Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 200.- SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 230. Korean Lacquered and Figured Low Table. Probably 19th century, 12 sided top above a lacquered base with scrolled legs with stretchers, 14-1/4 x 24-1/4 in.
BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 234. Two Korean Jewelry Boxes. Joseon dynasty, both hardwood construction with brass latches and fittings, one with two doors opening to five interior drawers; the other with lift top and single front drawer; largest 11 x 11-1/2 x 9 in. 
BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 100 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 235. Korean Buddhist Scholar’s Study Desk. Joseon dynasty, zelkova wood construction, upturned ends, carved legs, 12 x 33 x 14 in. 
BRUNK AUCTIONS, April 20, 2023,
Asheville, NC, US.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 1,500.-
LOT 1063. A Korean Chest. hardwood
30” x 34” x 14” (76 cm x 86 cm x 36 cm). Leon Gallery. Makati City, Philippines. April 23, 2023.
Estimate: Pesos 4,000 – 5,200.-
Starting bid: Pesos 4,000.- US$ 72.-

SOLD for Pesos 8,000.-
LOT 171. Japanese Tansu Cabinet
mounted with black lacquered hardware
40 x 35 1/2 x 14 inches.

Capsule Auctions. New York, NY, United States. April 27, 2023.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 50.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest.

SOLD for $ 350.-

LOT 780. A 19th century Korean red pine and zelkova wood chest with rare sliding cupboard doors and an arrangement of four short drawers above, on a shaped plinth base, 89cms wide. Clarkes Auctions at Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Great Britain. April 23, 2023.
Estimate: GBP 150 – 250.-

Starting bid: GBP 150.- UNSOLD.
LOT 131. A SILVER INLAID KOREAN IRON BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897)
Length x Width: 9.5cm x 6cm. Plakas Auctions, London, United Kingdom. May 9, 2023
Live Auction
Estimate: GBP 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: GBP 260.-
SOLD for £480.00
LOT 786: A KOREAN BANDAJI CHEST.
Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century.
Raised atop four short feet, the front of the chest with brass fixtures decorated with character marks, flowerheads, birds perched amongst foliage, bats and clouds, the drop-front door opening to reveal a single large interior space, the top corners with two small square-shaped drawers, approx. 87cm high, 95.5cm wide, 44cm deep.
Chiswick Auctions, London, United Kingdom,

May 22, 2023,
Estimate: £400 GBP – £600 GBP
Starting bid: £200 GBP
. UNSOLD.
A KOREAN TWO-TIERED CHEST
JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)
Each section fitted with two doors and brass escutcheons, hinges and brackets
17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) high.
SOLD for USD 21,420.-
Christie’s – 23 Oct 2022, New York, USA
LOT 218: A KOREAN ELM AND METAL BOUND CHEST. 86cm high, 89cm wide, 41cm deep. Dreaweatts 1759 Fine Sales. Newbury, United Kingdom. May 16, 2023.
Estimate: GBP. 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: GBP. 180.- UNSOLD.
LOT 50: Korean Antique Chest on Chest. Measures 59 x 37 x 17 inches
Grant Zahashko auctions LLC, Davenport, WA, US. May 24, 2023.
Estimate: US$ 500 – 800.-
Starting bid: US$ 300.-

SOLD for US$ 300.-
LOT 2343: TWO CHESTS WITH OLD LOCKS. je ca. 52 x 93 x 47 cm
From the estate of Korean studies professor Dr. Dieter Eikemeier (1938-2022), mostly assembled between the 1970s and 90s.
Nagel Auction. Stuttgart, Germany.

June 14, 2023,
Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros 400.-

SOLD for Euros 450.-
LOT 2342: A THREE-DOOR WOOD CABINET. Korea
167,5 x 119 x 54 cm
From the estate of Korean studies professor Dr. Dieter Eikemeier (1938-2022), mostly assembled between the 1970s and 90s.

Nagel Auction. Stuttgart, Germany.
June 14, 2023,
Estimate: Euros 500 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2385: A TWO SECTION HARDWOOD STACKING CABINET. Korea
142 x 93,5 x 46 cm.
With decorative persimmon wood panels, set in hardwood frames and a set of four drawers at the top and two compartment behind hinged doors with butterfly shaped brass handles.
From a German private collection, acquired prior to 1990.
Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. June 14, 2023. Estimate: Euros 900 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: Euros 900.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 31: A Korean brass bound chest. 92cm high, 108cm wide, 55.5cm deep. Gibson’s Auctions, Armadale, Australia. May 28, 2023.
Estimate: AUS $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: AUS $ 100.-

SOLD for AU $ 240.-
LOT 33: A Korean scholar’s chest with three frieze drawers above twin cupboards and a lower hutch, with elaborate strap work, hinging and lobed backplates
96cm high, 81cm wide, 26cm deep. Gibson’s Auctions, Armadale, Australia. May 28, 2023.
Estimate: AUS $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: AUS $ 320.-

SOLD for AUD $ 320.-
LOT 298. 19th C Korean cabinet. Korean wood cabinet with iron hardware and ormolu; overall good condition- General marks and age wear, scratches, rubbing, flaws, and losses. Possible restorations; L 37″ W 15 1/2″ H 32 1/2″ (Approx.)
I.M. Chait Auctions. London,
UK. June 6, 2023.
Estimate: $500 – 700.- Starting bid: $250.
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 366. A Korean iron and silver inlaid ‘dragon’ box. 19th century, the dragons heads inlaid with brass tongues, the sides with deer or storks amongst trees, with inner wood cover, 13cm wide x 9cm deep x 8.5cm high, 1252 grams.
Dreweatts Donnington, Priory Berkshire,
UK. May 18, 2023.
Estimate GBP. 300 – 500.-
SOLD for GBP. 650.-
LOT 358: COFFRE CORÉEN. en bois rehaussé de ferrures en laiton, ouvrant par un abattant sur toute la largeur en façade ; la serrure en forme de poisson.
Corée, XIXe siècle.
A WOODEN CHEST WITH A FISH SHAPED LOCK, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 69 CM (27 3/16 IN.) – LARG. 114 CM (44 7/8 IN.) – PROF. 33 CM (13 IN.).
Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023. Estimate: Euros 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 356: CABINET CORÉEN À TROIS NIVEAUX. en bois, rehaussé de ferrures appliquées en laiton découpé et ciselé de chauves-souris, chaque niveau ouvrant par deux portes, quatre petits tiroirs en partie haute, la façade divisée en panneaux par des baguettes en léger relief; le meuble reposant sur quatre petits pieds réunis deux à deux.
Corée, XIXe siècle.
A WOOD CABINET WITH BRASS ELEMENTS, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 165,5 CM (65 3/16 IN.) – LARG. 99 CM (39 IN.) – PROF. 50 CM (19 11/16 IN.)
Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023. Estimate: Euros 1,000 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: Euros 900.-
UNSOLD
LOT 357: CABINET CORÉEN À DEUX NIVEAUX. en bois, rehaussé de garnitures appliquées en laiton découpé et ciselé de motifs floraux, chaque niveau ouvrant par deux portes, deux petits tiroirs en partie haute, la façade divisée en panneaux par des baguettes en léger relief; le meuble reposant sur quatre petits pieds réunis deux à deux.
Corée, XIXe siècle.
A WOOD CABINET WITH BRASS ELEMENTS, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 119 CM (46 7/8 IN.) – LARG. 101 CM (39 ¾ IN.) – PROF. 44 CM (17 5/16 IN.) Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023. Estimate: Euros 1,000 – 1,500.-

Starting bid: Euros 900.- UNSOLD
LOT 359: ARMOIRE À PHARMACIE.
en bois, présentant en façade quatre-vingts petits tiroirs en dix rangées, avec en partie basse, huit plus grands tiroirs et deux portes, tous portant extérieurement des étiquettes sur lesquelles se trouve inscrit l’usage thérapeutique des drogues contenues dans le compartiment correspondant.
Corée, fin du XIXe-début du XXe siècles.
A WOODEN PHARMACY CABINET, KOREA, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 114 CM (44 7/8 IN.) – LARG. 87 CM (34 ¼ IN.) – PROF. 28 CM (11 IN.)
Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023. Estimate: Euros 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 500.-

SOLD for Euros 1,443.20.-
LOT 360: SUITE DE DEUX TABLES ‘SOBAN’. pour la présentation des aliments, en bois naturel, les quatre pieds galbés et la ceinture laqués noir, le plateau polygonal.
Corée, fin du XIXe siècle.
TWO WOODEN DINING SOBAN TABLES, KOREA, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 28 CM (11 IN.) – DIAM. (PLATEAU) 43 CM (16 15/16 IN.) Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023.
Estimate: Euros 500 – 700.- Starting bid: Euros 440.-
UNSOLD
LOT 196: BOÎTE RECTANGULAIRE COUVERTE.
en bronze argenté à décor de médaillons ornés de daims parmi les pins de longévité, grues parmi bambous, le décor complété de frises de grecques et motifs géométriques. Le couvercle est orné du double caractère Xi dans un médaillon. Pieds rapportés.
(Légères oxydations et usures).
Chine, fin du XIXe siècle.
A BRONZE RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER, CHINA, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
DIM. 10 X 13,3 X 10,7 CM (3 15/16 X 5 1/4 X 4 3/16 IN.)
NOTE: IMO this box is Korean.

Tajan, Paris, France. June 12, 2023.
Estimate: euros 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: Euros 260.-
SOLD for Euros. 1,145.80.-
LOT 430: PETIT COFFRET OUVRANT À TROIS TIROIRS. en bois laqué, orné de trois panneaux, à décor appliqué de burgau de nacre de scènes de lettrés.
Montage en coffret postérieur.
(Manques de nacre).
Corée, panneaux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles.
A SMALL BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH THREE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAY DRAWERS CHEST, KOREA, 17TH-18TH CENTURY (FOR THE FRONTS).
DIM. 18 X 14,3 X 14 CM (7 1/16 X 5 5/8 X 5 1/2 IN.) Tajan, Paris, France.
June 12, 2023.
Estimate: Euros 1,500 – 2,500.-
Stating bid: Euros 1,300.-
UNSOLD
LOT 272: A MIXED WOOD STORAGE CHEST / CABINET, ICH’UNG JANG Korea, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century Set with veneered probably burlwood and elm panels. Set with a garniture of yellow brass pieces and handles. Opening by numerous drawers and panels. H: 106 cm – L: 107 cm – Depth: 48 cm. Adam’s Dublin 2, Ireland. June 14, 2023.
Estimate: Euros 1,800 – 2,200.-
Starting bid: Euros: 1,200.-

SOLD for Euros: 1,800.-
LOT 30001: A large Korean wrought-iron and elm bandaji chest. Late 19th/20th century, Korea. Decorated overall with iron strapwork, flower heads and drop handles, the hinged upper section of the front opening to reveal a plain interior.88,5x173x63 cm. Venduehuis der Notarissen. Nobelstraat 5, ‘s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, june 22, 2023. Estimate: Euros 500 – 800.- UNSOLD.
Lot 363. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER BOX.
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th/19th c. 30 × 17.5 × 11 cm.
With lock on ruyi head surrounded, finely engraved medallion. Minor signs of age. Koller International Auctions, Switzerland. 20. June 2023.
Estimate: CHF. 1,500 – 2,500.-
LOT NO.1130. KOREAN “ICHEUNGJIANG” CABINET WITH BRASS FITTINGS ON A COFFERED FRONT WITH THREE DOORS AND FOUR DRAWERS, AROUND 1900, 170X112X55CM, TRACES OF USE, LOWER BOTTOM MISSING. Auktionshaus KENDZIA. Hamburg, Germany.
June 15, 2023. Starting bid: Euros 440.-
LOT 169: Small ham chest in natural wood. resting on four feet connected by crosspieces,
half-flap opening on the top,
decorated with numerous iron fittings.
Dim. 45,5 x 64 x 33,5 cm. CORÉE DYNASTIE JOSEON, XIXe SIÈCLE. Aguttes June 01, 2023. Neuilly sur Seine, France. Est: €400 EUR – €500 EUR.
UNSOLD. NOTE: This chest has been restored. Legs are not original and date is more probably 20th century.

LOT 172L: KOREAN DROP-FRONT CHEST 19th Century Height 29.4″. Width 37.5″. Depth 17.25″.
Eldred’s, East Dennis, MA, US. June 27, 2023.

Estimate: $ 100 – 150.- Starting bid: $ 50.- UNSOLD.
LOT 14 Large Korean Tansu Chest. H 58.25 W 39.5 D 18.5. Hunt & Peck estate Services, Inc, Luray, VA, United States. July 15, 2023.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 1342: Korean Ton-Kwe money chest. 19th c., Korea, elmwood, wrought iron hardware and lock, raised on shaped trestle legs, 20 “h x 27.5″l x 13″w. Millea Bros Ltd. Boonton, NJ, US. July 26, 2023. Estimate: $ 100 – 150.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 475.-
LOT 245: Korean Tansu Chest. with iron mounts and a hinged drop front; the interior lined with paper inscriptions.
39 1/4 x 37 1/4 x 18 in. (99.7 x 94.6 x 45.7 cm.) Abell Auction, Los Angeles, CA, US. July 12, 2023.
Estimate: $ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 94: Korean Two-Tiered Tansu Chest. One Korean two-tiered tansu chest or cabinet, possibly elmwood. With multiple silver metal applied butterfly form mounts and two sets of lock hasps. Upper; height: 22 3/4 in x width: 34 1/2 in x depth: 16 in. Lower; height: 30 in x width: 34 1/2 in x depth: 16 in. Revere Auctions, St Paul, MN, US. July 18 2023. Estimate: $ 400 – 800.-
Starting bid: $ 275.-
SOLD for $ 950.-
LOT 189: ASIATISCHE HOCHZEITSTRUHE DES 19. JAHRHUNDERTS. Asian wedding chest of the 19th century China or Korea, elm wood, stained, angular corpus with 2 hinged flaps (reconstruction, formerly hinged lid), iron fittings, bow handles, h 77cm, w 92cm, d 44,5cm, age patina, water spots, iron handle added during reconstruction. Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG. Hamburg, Germany. July 8, 2023. Starting bid: Euros 400.- UNSOLD.
LOT 1051. A 19th Century Korean hardwood cabinet fitted 3 short drawers above cupboard enclosed by a paneled door, the base fitted a cupboard enclosed by paneled door, raised on shaped supports with gilt metal mounts 134cm h x 113cm w x 51cm d. Denham’s, Horsham, West Sussex. UK. 12 July 2023. Estimate: GBP. 100 – 150.-
LOT 249. Antique Korean Lacquer Chest with Mother of Pearl Inlay. 16″l 12.5″ht 9.25″deep. Stallion Hill Gallery. West Haven, CT, United States. 24 July 2023. Estimate: $ 4,000 – 6,000.- Starting bid: $ 2,000.-
SOLD for $ 4,000.-
LOT 252. Korean Bandaji wooden chest on chest having two doors on each section with butterfly gilt metal hinges and inlaid wood circular motif, four drawers to top with gilt metal handles. 58.5″ H x 38″ W x 17.5″ D. Auctions at Showplace, New York, NY, United States. August 3rd 2023. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 650.-
LOT 50. TANSU STYLE CHEST.
FOUR DRAWER UPPER, TWO DOOR LOWER. SURFACE SCRATCHES. MISSING SOME TRIM.
38 1/2″ W x 17″ D x 36 1/2″ H.
Redlands Antique Auction, Redlands, CA, United States. July 22, 2023.
Estimate: $ 50 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
NOTE: This is not called a Tansu chest but a Morijang.

LOT 1213: Korean Zelkova fall-front pandaji chest with iron mounts – lock & key in office (67 x 108 x 43cm). Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. July 20, 2023. Estimate: AUD 200 – 400.- Starting bid: AUD 100.-
SOLD for AUD 300.-
LOT 204: A KOREAN WOOD ‘DRAGON’ TABLE, JOSEON DYNASTY.
H 16.3cm, L 44.8cm, W 33cm. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. July 23, 11:00 AM JST
Fukuoka City, Japan.
Estimate: ¥10,000 JPY
.
SOLD for ¥70,000 JPY
LOT 205: A KOREAN WOOD GOLD PAINTED TABLE, JOSEON DYNASTY.
H. 35,9cm, L. 40cm, W. 33,5cm. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. July 23, 11:00 AM JST
Fukuoka City, Japan.
Estimate: ¥10,000 JPY
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SOLD for ¥150,000 JPY
LOT 201. COREE, fin XIX ème – début XX ème
Cabinet en bois et bois de placage ouvrant à quatre tiroirs en ceinture et quatre ventaux au centre. Il repose sur quatre pieds réunis par deux traverses. Ornementation en laiton principalement aux angles et sur les vantaux.
H. : 143,5 – L. : 110 – P. : 53 cm. Millon, Art d’Asie. Nice, France. July 25, 2023. Estimation: Euros 600 – 800.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 186. Korean Tansu Chest with White Metal Mounts
late 19th century, one piece form, dovetailed wood case with engraved metal mounts and diamond shaped bosses, single fall front hinged upper panel, mounted to a base with stylized whorl feet.
39.5 x 35 x 17.5 in.
Leland Little. Hillsborough, NC, United States. August 9, 2023. Estimate: $ 50 – 25,000.- Starting bid: $ 50.-

SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 187. Korean Tansu Chest with Brass Mounts
19th century, hardwood case with engraved butterfly mounts, the front with central fall front panel flanked by four small drawers, the sides with bail handles and dovetailed edges, mounted to a scrolled foot base.
37 x 37 x 17 in.
Leland Little. Hillsborough, NC, United States. August 9, 2023. Estimate: $ 50 – 25,000.- Starting bid: $ 50.-

SOLD for $ 450.-
LOT 185. A Matched Pair of Antique Korean Diminutive Tansu Chests
late 19th or early 20th century, figured elm and mixed woods with silver tone metal mounts, three part form, removable rectangular top, dovetailed case with two hinged doors featuring butterfly hinges, open interior, set on a scrolled foot base.
29.5 x 36 x 17.5 in.
Leland Little. Hillsborough, NC, United States. August 9, 2023. Estimate: $ 50 – 25,000.- Starting bid: $ 50.-

SOLD for $ 550.-
LOT 459: Korean Iron Mounted Fruitwood Tonsu 33 1/2 x 43 x 18 1/2 in. (85.1 x 109.2 x 47 cm.). Weschler’s Auction. July 25, 2023. Rockville, MD, US.
Estimate: $ 150 – 200.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 476: Korean Elm Veneer Two-Part Tonsu Chest H: 49 1/4 in. (125.1 cm.). WESCHLER’S Auctions Rockville, MD, US. August 8, 2023. Estimate: $ 30.- 50.- Starting price: $ 15.- SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 95: Korean Locking Chest on Chest, 19th/20th C. Korean antique locking chest on chest on stand in pine and persimmon woods, Joseon Dynasty, late 19th / early 20th century, the upper chest with two central cabinet doors opening to reveal open interior, beneath four short drawers, the exterior paneled with contrasting woods, the lower chest with two cabinet doors, each with metal mounts and original lock, the reticulated stand with cloud apron and rolled feet. 56″ H x 36″ W x 16″ D. Auctions at Showplace, New York, NY, US.
September 24, 2023.
Estimate: $ 1000 – 2,000.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 800.-
Lot 180 Chinese Hardwood Diminutive Storage Chest. Late 19th or early 20th century, appears to be elm and mixed woods, lift panel lid with open interior having paper lining, paneled sides on straight legs with molded edge, through tenon joinery. 28 x 25 x 19.5 in.
Leland Auction. 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278. August 10, 2023. Estimate: $ Starting bid: $ 50.-

SOLD for $ 225.-
NOTE: This is not a Chinese chest but a Korean rice chest.
LOT 205: Korean Iron Mounted Chest. 28 3/4″ high, 31 3/4 ” wide, 15 1/2″ deep. Schwenke Auctioneers, Woodbury, CT, US. August 22, 2023.
Estimate: $ 50 – 5,000.-
Starting bid: $ 20.- SOLD for $ 950.-
LOT 206: Antique Korean Iron Box with Silver Inlay – Metro Museum. 3.8″ by 2.5″ by 2.25″. Similar example in metro museum. Stallion Hill Gallery, West Haven, CT, US. August 26, 2023.
Estimate: $ 6,000 – 8,000.-
Starting bid: $ 3,000.- UNSOLD.
LOT 217: Korean Stacking Yew Wood Tansu Chests. circa late 19th or early 20th century, each bound in blackened metal with cabinet doors opening for storage, the sides with handles. 40″ H x 30.5″ W x 13.5″ D. Auctions at Showplace, New York, NY, US. September 10, 2023. Estimate: $ 1,000 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 475.-
LOT 476: Korean Elm Veneer Two-Part Tonsu Chest H: 49 1/4 in. (125.1 cm.). WESCHLER’S Auctions Rockville, MD, US. August 8, 2023. 
Estimate: $ 30.- 50.- Starting price: $ 15. SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 579: An antique brass-strapped elm box, Korean. With hinged lid set with metal bosses and straps, lock plate and fish-form lock
27cm high, 62cm wide, 30cm deep. Gibson’s Auctions, Armadale, Australia. August 21, 2023.
Estimate: AUD 300 – 400.-
Starting bid: AUD 300.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1298: Mid 19th century North Korean Pakchon lacquered persimmon timber blanket chest with iron lace detail (86 x 90 x 46cm). Lawson Auctioneers, Sydney, Australia. August 17, 2023. Estimate: AUD 1,000 – 1,500.- Starting bid: AUD 500.-
SOLD for AUD. 2,000.-
NOTE: This chest ( 20th century) is made of Linden wood and not persimmon as stated.
LOT 380. A Korean Ton-Kwe coin chest with iron banding and decorative hardware. 20-1/2in tall x 45in wide x 17-3/4in deep. Briggs Auction Inc, Garnet Valley, PA, United States. August 25, 2023.
Estimate: $ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 400.-
LOT 5: Korean Four Drawer Table Top Chest. Joseon dynasty, persimmon wood construction with white metal mounts, 10-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, US. September 14, 2023. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 12: Korean Chest with Mother of Pearl Inlay. Joseon dynasty, black lacquered with mother of pearl inlay depicting cranes amid blossoming trees, brass hardware, paper lined interior, 11-1/2 x 20 x 11 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, US. September 14, 2023.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 1,800.-
LOT 413. Antique Asian Metal Bound Chest. Raphael Osona Auctions. Nantucket, MA.
United States. August 26, 2023.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 200.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 318. Japanese or Korean Elmwood Tansu, 19thc. Rectangular form in elmwood with iron strapwork hinges, mounts and bail handles, the top third with fall front hinged opening and heavy iron lock.
Dimensions: 20 x 32.5 x 15.5 in. Neue Auctions, Beachwood, OH, United States. 22 September 2023. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 254. A Fine Korean Mother-of-Pearl, Shagreen, and Wire Inlaid Two-Door Chest
Joseon Period (late 19th Century)
朝鮮李朝 褐漆嵌螺鈿龍虎圖方櫃
delicate in its design of a pair of tigers each confronting a dragon. Under bamboo trees, the tiger with its head turned over the shoulder and upward to the dragon above with its jaw opened, the tail extending from the ridged spine; the dragon with an opened jaw revealing the tongue, the snake-form body flows among auspicious clouds, and the head is applied with elaborate horns, spines, and whiskers. Perfectly fitted with six interior drawers that feature chrysanthemums over two hinged doors, raised on a bracket-footed base with aprons of floral scrolls and scalloped clouds.
Overall height 39 x length 37 1/8 x width 18 1/2 in., 99 x 94 x 47 cm. Hindman. Chicago, IL, United States. 27 September 2023. Estimate: $ 5,000 – 7,000.-

Starting bid: $ 2,500.- SOLD for $ 4,000.-
LOT 255. A Fine Pair of Korean Two-Tiered Mother-of-Pearl, Shagreen, and Wire Inlaid Cabinets
Joseon Period (late 19th Century)
朝鮮李朝 黑漆嵌螺鈿云龍紋櫃一對四組
each section fitted with a pair of single panel doors beautifully and symmetrically depicting two four-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl situated above the butterfly lock, throughout the front are clouds of copper and brass. The two sides and top each inlaid with an additional dragon chasing the flaming pearl with the body of the dragon wrapping on the top corners. The bottom cabinets rising from a stand with aprons decorated with further floral patterns of mother-of-pearl inlays and wirework. The interior is neatly repainted.
Height of each overall 53 x width 31 3/4 x depth 14 3/4 in., 134.6 x 80.6 x 37.5 cm. Hindman Chicago, IL, United States. 27 September 2023. Estimate: $ 6,000 – 8,000.- Starting bid : $ 3,000.-
SOLD for $ 7,000.-
LOT 256. Two Korean Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Accessory Boxes
Joseon Period (late 19th Century)
朝鮮李朝 黑漆嵌螺鈿妝匣兩具
both boxes of rectangular shapes, the larger example on a four-leg base rising to a larger lower drawer, two middle drawers, and one slightly smaller top drawer. Densely inlaid in mother-of-pearl, the larger drawer with a pair of mandarin ducks wandering in a lotus pond and a pair of pheasants under a large bamboo tree, two middle drawers of diapering ground, and the top drawer depicting two pairs of quails; the front apron colored red. The smaller example with a slightly large lower drawer, smaller middle drawers, and two small top drawers, each fitted with metal pulls and lined on the interiors with paper. Beautifully inlaid in mother-of-pearl with different panels, the large drawer with a scholar seated under a willow tree, with a unique rockwork behind a fenced terrace surrounded by a lotus pond. The middle drawers with lotus pads and a pair of mandarin ducks in a stream, a symbol of marital bliss. The top drawers with the sun and scalloped clouds; the two sides and top each inlaid with three large florets.
Note:
A similar lot see Japanese and Korean Art, Christie’s New York, September 18, 2013, lot 834.
The taller example: 9 7/8 x 7 5/8 x 8 3/4 in., 25 x 19.3 x 22.2 cm. Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. 27 September 2023.

Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.- Starting bid $ 400.- SOLD for $ 1,300.-
LOT 257. A Korean Horsehair Hat, Gat
19th Century
朝鮮李朝 黑笠及帽匣
the semi-translucent hat made of woven horsehair on a bamboo frame, tall and cylindrical in form with wide brim, set in a fitted wood octagonal-shaped hat box decorated with metal fittings and hinges.
Diameter of hat 13 in., 33 cm.
Property from the Collection of David Billings and Beverly Hall Billings, Nantucket, MA. 麻薩諸塞州南塔基特島畢凌思夫婦家藏。Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. 27 September 2023. Estimate: $ 1,000 – 1,500.- Starting bid $ 500.-
UNSOLD
LOT 253. A Korean Mother-of-Pearl and Shagreen Lacquered Coffee Table
Joseon Period (late 19th Century)
李氏朝鮮 黑漆嵌螺鈿龍鳳紋炕桌
the top panel delicately depicted a four-claw dragon confronting a beautiful leafy-tail phoenix in flight amid clouds around a central flaming pearl motif, all within a border of leafy flower scrolls, the aprons decorated with flower scrolls.
Length 44 x width 28 1/2 x height 12 3/4 in., 111.8 x 72.4 x 32.4 cm. Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. 27 September 2023. Estimate: $ 6,000 – 8,000.-

Starting bid : $ 3,000.- SOLD for $ 3,250.-
LOT 460: Korean Dragon Nong cabinet. Lacquer wood inlaid two piece cabinet. Shell, mother of pearl, and faux tortoise shell inlay. Two small doors. Hangul character on bottom. 52 1/2″ x 29 3/4″ x 13 3/4″. Quinn’s Auction Galleries. Falls Church, VA, US. September 22, 2023.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 2,600.-
LOT 52: Korean Style Apothecary Cabinet with extensive drawer front. Mid to late 20th Century Korean style medicine/apothecary cabinet with 147 labelled drawers in Chinese (lemon root, mulberry, flowers and herbs, etc.). 2 door interior cabinet space with brass fittings and pulls, Cabinet with separate base stand, 56 x 12 x 40.75 inches. Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, US. September 30, 2023.
Estimate: $ 250 – 450.- Starting bid: $ 175.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 1223: A Korean ebonized wood bedside chest. 20th century
Appears unmarked
Likely a Morijang or bedside chest with a slightly modified form, the two locking doors opening to reveal variously sized drawers, all adorned in brass hardware and fittings incised with foliate, scrollwork, and avian motifs
58″ H x 42″ W x 18.5″ D. John Moran Auctioneers, Monrovia, CA, US. September 27, 2023.
Estimate: $ 1,000 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: $ 500.-
SOLD for $ 635.-
Lot 267: A Korean chest. Fitted with three short drawers over a pair of doors, and a fall front storage compartment.
49 x 36 1/2 x 21 in. (124.5 x 92.7 x 53.3 cm.)
Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Richmond, BC, CA. September 20, 2023.
Estimate: CA$ 250 – 350.-
Starting bid: $ 170.-
SOLD for CA$ 220.-
LOT 266: A Korean chest on chest. The upper section fitted with four drawers over central compartment, the lower section fitted with a pair of doors.
54 3/4 x 36 x 15 1/2 in. (139.1 x 91.4 x 39.4 cm.) Maynards Fine Art & Antiques. Richmond, BC, CA. September 20, 2023. Estimate: CA$ 300 – 500.-

Starting bid: CA$ 200.- SOLD for CA$ 280.-
LOT 198. COREE Deux importantes banquettes formant lit en bois naturel reposant sur quatre pieds en crosse, la galerie ajourée ornée de laiton. Travail vers 1900 52 x 104 x 108 cm Légères usures et restaurations. Art d’Asie. Maîtres Isabelle GOXE & Laurent BELAÏSCH. Enghien-les-Bains , France. September 14, 2023. Estimate: Euros. 300 – 500.-
LOT 297. Asian Single Door Tansu Chest. Drop front door enclosing an undivided and paper lined interior 28 1/2 x 33 x 18 in. (72.4 x 83.8 x 45.7 cm.). Abell Auction. Los Angeles, CA, United States. September 14, 2023. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: $ 200.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 159. A METAL-INLAID IRON TOBACCO BOX. Korea, Joseon period, late 18th/19th century, rectangular with a sliding lid on the top, decorated with a character, reading, “Su,” (longevity), a yellow brass handle and lock plate on a side, the other three sides decorated with bamboo, orchid, and tulip, respectively, ht. 1 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. Bonhams, Boston, MA, USA. October 16, 2023. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: $ 500.-
SOLD for $ 640.-
LOT 130. COFFRE
en bois blond, les coins et système de fermeture en laiton. Sur un piètement en bois.
(Chocs et usures).
Corée, XXe siècle.
A WOODEN AND BRASS CHEST, KOREA, 20TH CENTURY.
DIM. 49 X 46 X 46 CM (19 5/16 X 18 1/8 X 18 1/8 IN.) Tajan, Paris, France. Asian Art. September 28, 2023. Estimate: Euros 300 – 500.- Starting bid: Euros 260.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 160. A PINE WOOD DON-GWE COIN CHEST
Korea, late 19th century, with bandaji top, iron fittings including the lock, resting on two strip supports, 18 5/8 x 44 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Bonhams, Boston, MA, USA. October 16, 2023. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.-

SOLD for $ 384.-
LOT 1212: Korean Joseon dynasty elm money chest or trunk, with wrought iron mounts (45 x 100 x 50cm). Lawsons
Sydney, Australia. September 21, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 300 – 400.-
Starting bid: AU$ 150.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 262. A KOREAN RED LACQUER CHEST
JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH-20TH CENTURY)
Of rectangular shape set on four feet, decorated in inlaid mother-of-pearl with floral scrolls; applied with bronze fitting; interior painted in red
14 3/8 x 26 ¾ x 10 7/8 in. (36.5 x 67.9 x 27.6 cm.) Christie’s, New York, USA. October 18 2023. Estimate: $ 3,000 – 4,000.-

SOLD for $ 3,780.-
LOT 1371: A KOREAN ELM AND METAL BOUND CHEST ON CHEST (A/F) (91H X 70W X 34D CM). Leonard Joel, Melbourne, Australia. September 21, 2023.
Estimate: AU$ 400 – 600.-
Starting bid: AU$ 360.- SOLD for AU$ 320.-
LOT 1032: A KOREAN WOODEN CHEST OF DRAWERS (A/F) (119H X 93W X 42D CM). Leonard Joel, Melbourne, Australia. September 21, 2023.
Estimate: AU$ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: AU$ 440.- UNSOLD.
LOT 1036: A KOREAN CHEST ON CHEST (A/F) (115H X 75W X 33D CM). Leonard Joel, Melbourne, Australia. September 21, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: AU$ 440.-
SOLD for AU$ 400.-
LOT 318: Korean Elmwood Bandaji, 19thc. Rectangular form in elmwood with iron strapwork hinges, mounts and bail handles, the top third with fall front hinged opening and heavy iron lock.
Dimensions: 20 x 32.5 x 15.5 in. Neue Auctions, Beachwood, OH, US. September 30, 2023.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
Sold for $175
LOT 404: A LARGE KOREAN LACQUERED WOOD STAND WITH FLOWER PATTERNS.
H 26cm,L 51.2cm,W 37.9cm;
Fukuoka Yumekai Auction
Fukuoka City, Japan. October 1st 2023. Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.

SOLD for Sold:¥20,000 JPY
LOT 1196: Korean Joseon elm money chest with iron mounts (44 x 93 x 38cm). Lawsons
Sydney, Australia. September 28, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: AU$ 100.-
SOLF for AU$ 200.-
LOT 1099: Chest, “Bandaiji”, Korea, Cheju Island, probably 19th century, wood, front with downward opening door, iron handles, hinges, strike plates and corner braces, ca. 64.5 x 86.5 x 40 cm, signs of age and use, lock missing. Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Bonn, Germany. October 14, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros 260.-

SOLD for Euros 260.-
6616787: Korean Metal Mounted Red and Black Lacquered Wood
Accessory Box, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century 2AEW9. Overall: 11 1/2 inches by 9 5/8 inches by 13 3/4 inches. Gavel Auction, New Braunfels, TX. USA. October 5, 2023. Starting bid: $ 1,500.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 336. A Korean Tansu Cabinet
20th Century
Height 49 1/2 x width 39 x depth 17 inches.
Hindman Auction, Chicago, IL, United States. October 12, 2023.

Estimate: $ 800 – 1.200.- Starting bid: $ 400.- UNSOLD.
LOT 450: Korean Iron Mounted Hardwood Blanket Chest. First Half 20th Century. The hinged lid enclosing and open interior fitted with five small drawers.
Dimensions: Height 21in; width 40 1/4in; depth 24 1/4in. Locati LLC. Pineville, PA, US. October 15, 2023. Estimate: $ 250 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 125.-
SOLD for $ 275.-
Note: This is a coin chest and not blanket chest as mentioned.
LOT 277: Two Korean Brass Bound Trunks. 19th century, each of rectangular form, hinged lids opening to open interior, brass mounts and close mechanism, 8-3/4 x 24 x 13-1/2 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, US. October 19, 2023. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 278: Korean Iron Mounted Wood Box. 19th century, rectangular form, divided hinged lid opening to open interior, iron mounts, handle, and close mechanism, remnants of interior paper lining, 16 x 24 x 9-1/4 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, US. October 19, 2023. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.- SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 280: Korean Brass Mounted Box. 19th/early 20th century, rectangular form with brass mounts, hinged lid over open interior, 5-1/2 x 12-3/4 x 7-1/4 in. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, US. October 19, 2023. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.-
Starting bid: $ 100.-
SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 231: A Korean metal-mounted red lacquer writing or inkstone box, Joseon dynasty 紅色漆盒 朝鮮王朝. The red lacquer box and cover with floret-ended metal mounts, all raised on a shaped base
L: 9 1/2 in
Provenance
Sold Bonham’s New York, July 22, 2020, lot 957
Acquired from the above by the former owner, sold Freeman’s, Philadelphia, January 20, 2021, lot 199. Freeman’s Philadelphia, PA, US. October 18, 2023.
Estimate: $ 1,500 – 2,500.-
Starting bid: $ 750.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 208: A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID IRON ‘MYTHICAL ANIMALS’ TOBACCO BOX AND COVER, JOSEON DYNASTY.
Korea, 18th-19th century. Of rectangular form, superbly decorated with inlays of silver as well as minute and subtle inlays of copper, the cover with a pair of confronted dragons pursuing the flaming pearl among stylized clouds with snake-like copper tongues, the long sides each with a doe and stag beneath a gnarled pine tree, one short side with two cranes with copper crowns beside a bamboo stalk, and the other with a turtle swimming over waves below thick clouds with a mountain range in the background, all enclosed by key-fret borders.
Weight: 1,247 g
Dimensions: Length 13.2 cm.
During the Joseon period, boxes such as the present lot were used by wealthy gentlemen as storage containers for tobacco, which has been grown and smoked in Korea since the early seventeenth century, when it was introduced from Japan. Such boxes are typically decorated with auspicious motifs, while the present lot is considerably rarer in that it depicts four mythical (or at least distinctively mythologized) animals, each depicted in East Asian art since antiquity: the dragon, deer, turtle, and crane.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. October 11, 2023. Estimate: Euros 2,000 – 4,000.- Starting bid: Euros 2,000.- UNSOLD.
Photos left and right. LOT 299: A BRASS-MOUNTED ZELKOVA WOOD DESKTOP CABINET, JOSEON DYNASTY.
Korea, 18th-19th century. Of rectangular form, with fine brass mounts on every corner and three to each edge, with chrysanthemum-form fittings suspending loose handles to the short sides. The two doors with elaborate mounts and lock plates with two floral fittings suspending small loose rings, opening to reveal three drawers with similar mounts with lock plates. The zelkova wood of an attractive, rich grain and with a fine, naturally grown patina overall.
Weight: 6,713 g
Dimensions: Width 40.7 cm, Height 27 cm, Depth 28 cm.
Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. October 12, 2023.
Estimation: €1,000 EUR – €2,000 EUR
Starting bid: €1,000 EUR
. SOLD for € 1,300 EUR
LOT 18. A PAIR OF LOW LACQUERED CHESTS
Korea
Early 20th century
201/2′ height
31 1/2′ width
14 1/2′ depth. Bonhams, London, United Kingdom. October 17, 2023.

Estimate: $ 400 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 200.- SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT 276. Korean Brass Mounted Elm Wood Chest, 19th C. with drop front secured by lock plates surrounded by various drawers with pulls. Auctions at Showplace, New York, NY, United States. November 20, 2023. Estimate: $ 600 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 349. Korean Mother of Pearl-Inlaid Cabinet. on stand Overall: 50 5/8 x 29 3/8 x 14 in. (128.6 x 74.6 x 35.6 cm.) Abell Auction. Los Angeles, CA, United States. October 14, 2023. Estimate: $ 1,000 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: $ 500.- SOLD for $ 11,000.-
LOT 102. Wardrobe. 126 x 67 x 33 cm. Auktionhaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
SOLD for: €240 EUR
LOT 75: BLACK LACQUER MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID TABLE JOSEON DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY. inlaid on the slightly recessed flattened top with cranes and birds amongst a tree issuing large flowering peonies next to rockwork, shaped friezes, raised on four trefoil feet, all sides decorated with floral scrolls, on a carved wooden stand (61cm wide x 24.3cm high x 36.2cm deep) . Lyon & Turnbull, London, United Kingdom. November 3, 2023. Estimate: GBP. 1,500 – 2,000.-
Starting bid: GBP. 750.-
SOLD for GBP. 2,000.-
LOT 389. Early 20th century Korean cabinet. The cabinet having decorative metal mounts, with four drawers beneath double doors, that open to reveal a storage area, approx 93 l x 44 d x 92 h cms. British Bespoke Auctions. Winchcombe , Gloucestershire, October 26, 2023.
Estimate: GBP. 50 – 80.-
Starting bid: GBP 30.-
LOT 71: Schrank, Korea. 175 x 112 x 55 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 300.-

SOLD for: €300 EUR
LOT 134: Schrank, Korea, 19.Jh. 119 x 85 x 38 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-
Sold: €700 EUR
LOT 91: Truhe, Korea, 19.Jh., Holz, rotlackiert. 88 x 88 x 44 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €650 EUR
LOT 68: Truhe, Korea. 60 x 94 x 41 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €500 EUR
LOT 158: Truhe, Korea. 55 x 89 x 35,5 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €300 EUR
LOT 79: Kyeong-Gi-Truhe (Hochzeitstruhe), Korea. 89 x 96 x 44,5 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany.
November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 300.-

SOLD for: €600 EUR
LOT 89: Dokumentenschatulle, Korea, 19.Jh. 22 x 44,5 x 24 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €220 EUR
LOT 121: Dokumentenschatulle, Korea, 19.Jh. 19 x 46 x 21 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €400 EUR
LOT 87: Zwei Ahnenkult-Gestelle, Korea, 19.Jh. 124 x 64 x 38 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €1,800 EUR
LOT 165: Yong Kuang Bandaji (Truhe), Korea. 97 x 111 x 49 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €1,400 EUR
LOT 109: Ham (Truhe), Korea, Holz. 37 x 76 x 36 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-
SOLD: €1,400 EUR
LOT 128: Kassentruhe, Korea, Holz. 37 x 98,5 x 47 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros. 200.-

SOLD for: €550 EUR
LOT 152: Medicine chest. 147 x 100 x 32 cm, Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
SOLD for Euros. 600.-
LOT 118. Small desk. 46 x 99 x 46 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
SOLD for Euros. 280.-
LOT 111. Korean coin chest. 49 x 142 x 51 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
SOLD for Euros. 1100.-
LOT 100: A KOREAN MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID LACQUER FOOTED TABLE, 19TH CENTURY. Length x Width x Height: 39 x 33 x 40cm. Plakas Auctions, London, United Kingdom. November 10, 2023. Estimate: GBP. 400 – 600.- Starting bid: GBP. 260.- UNSOLD
LOT 1246: Antique Korean elm fall-front money chest (61 x 85 x 50) locked no key. Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. November 9, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 150 – 250.-
Starting bid: AU$ 70.- SOLD for AU$ 160.-
LOT 8063: KOREAN DROP-FRONT CHEST 19th Century Height 29.4″. Width 37.5″. Depth 17.25″. Eldreds, Hanover, MA, US. Online Asia Art. November 28, 2023. Estimate: $ 100 – 150.- Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 50.-
LOT 102: A KOREAN MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID LACQUER BOX, JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897). Length x Width x Height: 30cm x 21cm x 19cm. Plakas Auctions, London, United Kingdom. November 10, 2023. Estimate: GBP. 300 – 400.-
SOLD for GBP 5,000.-
LOT 57. Korean document chest. 48 x 93 x 34 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold, Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023.
Starting bid: Euros 200.-
SOLD for Euros 1,100.-
LOT 62. Mungap. 43 x 84 x 32 cm. Auktionshaus Arnold. Frankfurt, Germany. November 18, 2023. Starting bid: Euros 200.- SOLD for Euros 450.-
LOT 443: A Korean Red Lacquer Cabinet, Joseon dynasty with extensive decorative metal mounts on the hinged lid and at the front, which opens to reveal two drawers, H: 24cm.,L: 33cm. Bennett & Dykes Ltd. London, United Kingdom. November 18, 2023. Estimate: GBP. 200 – 300.- Starting bid: GBP. 160.- SOLD for: £450 GBP
LOT 2078. A TWO-DOOR BRASS FITTED WOOD CABINET
Korea, ca. 1900 140 x 90 x 50 cm
Property from the collection of Dr. Knüppel, tax officer of the German navy in Qingdao, acquired prior to 1915. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023.

Estimate: Euros 750 – 1,000.- UNSOLD.
LOT 2072. A KEYAKI WOOD CABINET WITH THREE SHELVES BEHIND HINGED DOORS
Korea, ca. 1900
160 x 113 x 53,5cm. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023. Estimate: Euros 500 – 800.-

Starting bid: Euros 240.- UNSOLD.
LOT 2073. A TWO-PART WOOD AND BRASS CHEST CABINET WITH SECOND BASE
Korea, ca. 1900
125 x 87,5 x 42cm. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023.

Estimate: Euros 500 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 240.- UNSOLD.
LOT 2075. A WOODEN RICE MILL WITH STONE GRINDER
Korea, ca. 1900
H. 36,7, D. 88 cm. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023. Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.- Starting bid: Euros 200.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2090. A WOOD FOUR LEVEL BOOK STORAGE AND DISPLAY STAND (SABANG T’AKJA) WITH THREE DRAWERS
Korea, first half 20th c.
162 x 49,5 x 34 cm. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023. Estimate: Euros 400 – 600.- Starting bid: Euros 400.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 1471. Chest – Korea, around 1900 Highly rectangular body with a hinged front, artistic ornamental iron fittings with a hasp. Hardwood. 74 x 84 x 39 cm. Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser, Bamberg, Germany. November 25, 2023. Estimate: Euros 250 – 500.- Starting bid: Euros 250.- SOLD for Euros 1,100.-
LOT 1472. Chest – Korea, around 1900 Rectangular body with centrally hinged front, iron fittings, side carrying handles. Hardwood. 73 x 95 x 38 cm. Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser, Bamberg, Germany. November 25, 2023.
Estimate: Euros 300 – 600.-
Starting bid: Euros 300.-
SOLD for Euros 250.-
LOT 168. Korean Morijang headside chest. 20th century. Four drawers and two doors revealing large central compartment. 38 5/8″ W x 18 3/4″ D x 38 1/2″ H. 46 lbs. Willow Auction House, Lincoln Park, NJ, United States. December 8, 2023.
Estimate: $ 200 – 300.- Starting bid: $ 100.- SOLD for $ 200.-
LOT1239: Korean drop front chest converted to entertainment cabinet with metal bosses and straps (85 x 104 x 48cm) cable holes to back. Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. November 30, 2023.
Estimate: AU$ 200 – 300.-
Starting bid: AU$ 100.- SOLD for AU$ 150.-
LOT 80840. 19th C Korean 12-Sided Soban Table, twelve-sided black lacquered top over sled legs, 1″ x 16″ x 10 1/2″H. William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. December 12, 2023.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200 Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 80.-
LOT 1059: Korean flame veneered four drawer tansu chest (88 x 92 x 46cm). Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. November 30, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: AU$ 150.- UNSOLD.
LOT 239: A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUERED WOOD LIDDED DOCUMENT BOX. Korea, 19th century Wood/mother-of-pearl. 34.5x20x21.8 cm. The box is decorated with animals on three sides and cranes surrounding a “Shou” character on the cover by inlaying mother-of-pearl. With traces of use, slightly damaged, inside covered with paper. Hargesheimer, Düsseldorf, Germany. November 30, 2023.
Estimate: Euros. 360 – 720.-
Starting bid: Euros. 360.-
SOLD for Euros. 3,300.-
LOT 372. Large wooden chest with hardware decoration, Korea, late 19th/early 20th century
The upper part of the front opens, covered as both sides with decorative openwork metal plates representing various stylized characters – notably longevity and double happiness (xi), with five metal handles in all and a lock.
H. 73 cm – W. 84.5 cm – D. 41 cm. De Baecque & Associes, December 13, 2023. Estimate: Euros 200 – 400.-

SOLD for Euros 300.-
LOT 87: AN ANTIQUE KOREAN METAL-MOUNTED HARDWOOD CABINET 19th century. Of rectangular outline, the upper half of the front falling open to the interior, the front with white metal mounts
92cm high, 98cm wide, 48cm deep. Leonard Joel Auction, Toorak, Australia. December 11, 2023. Estimate: AU$ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: AU$ 50.-
SOLD for AU$ 3,800.-
LOT 420: A wooden cabinet with drawers and copper mounting. Korea, around 1900. Dim. 160 x 102 x 51 cm. Zeeuws Veilinghuis, Zeeland Auctioneers. Middelburg, Netherlands. December 13, 2023. Estimate: €300 EUR – €500 EUR. Starting bid: €300 EUR. SOLD for €300
LOT 1640: A WOOD APOTHECARY CABINET WITH INCRIBED DRAWERS AND METAL MOUNTS. 121,5 x 78,5 x 24 cm. Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany. December 8, 2023.
Estimate: Euros. 500 – 800.-
SOLD for Euros. 700.-
LOT 2022. A Large Korean Chest
Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century, elmwood chest on elegantly carved raised legs on wooden bands, shaped iron hardwood with heavy lockplate that lifts to open a large interior space lined with paper with Korean writing, large handles to front and sides for carrying, may have been used to store coin, documents, or other personal items.
21 1/4 x 34 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Leland Little, Hillsborough, NC, United States. December 14, 2023. Starting bid: $ 50.-

SOLD for $ 850.-
LOT 246. Korean Tansu Cabinet. the hinged doors open to reveal a divided interior 36 x 34 1/2 x 15 in. (91.4 x 87.6 x 38.1 cm.) Abell Auction, Los Angeles, CA, United States. December 14, 2023. Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 168: Vintage Korean Wooden Wedding Chest. 24L x 12W x 16H. Monarch Auction & Estate Services, Peoria, AZ, US. December 18, 2023. Starting bid: $ 10.-
SOLD for $ 40.-
LOT 391: Pair Korean Horn Veneered and Lacquer Wedding Chests. Each fitted with six small drawers and two pairs of small cupboards.
Dimensions: Height 28 1/2in; width 19in; depth 13 1/4in. Locati LLC. Pineville, PA, US. December 18, 2023. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.-
SOLD for $ 2,900.-
LOT 686. A LARGE WOOD BANDAJI (STORAGE CHEST)
Korea, Gangwon Provence, 19th century. The rectangular chest standing on a short base with a waisted apron with iron hinges, plates, and handles. with two panels at the front joined by two swallowtail hinges and a central gourd-shaped hinge. The opener panel is latched to the roof of the chest by a front locking swallowtail plate, flanked by flower shaped plates down the side. The lower panel is fitted with metal joints along the side and a central floral plate. Each side with a handle. Dimensions: 93 x 96 x 41.4 cm. Galerie Zacke, Vienna, Austria. January 18, 2024.

Estimate: €300 – €600. Starting bid: €300.- SOLD for €580.-
LOT 450. Korean Bandaji chest, also called a blanket or wedding chest, having drop down hinge drawer that opens to interior storage, featuring banded accents
Height 40 in. x width 40.5 in. x depth 17.5 in. Vogt Auction Texas. San Antonio, TX, United States. January 2, 2024.

Estimate: $ 300 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 150.- SOLD for $ 1,200.-
LOT 82: Korean Elmwood Cabinet. Height 67 1/2 inches, width 41 3/4 inches, depth 19 inches. Doyle, New York, NY, US. January 10, 2024.
Estimate: $ 400 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 200.- SOLD for $ 704.-
LOT 1143. Chinese elmwood 2-pc tansu, top 4 drawers over two doors, over two doors, dark finished sides, 46-1/2″h x 32-1/2″w x 14-1/2″d, over all good condition, all hardware present, wear to top, scuff marks on feet. Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. January 9, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 425.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and not Chinese as described.
LOT 1141. Chinese elmwood 2-pc tansu, top 4 drawers over two doors, over two doors, dark finished sides, 54-1/2″h x 31″w x 14″d. Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. January 9, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 375.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and not Chinese as described.
LOT 1110. Chinese elmwood 2-pc tansu, top 4 drawers over two doors, over two doors, dark finished sides, 54-1/2″h x 31″w x 14″d. Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. January 9, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and not Chinese as described.
LOT 75. A Korean Iron Mounted Hardwood Blanket Chest, First Half 20th Century.
Dimensions: Height 21in; width 40 1/4in; depth 24 1/4in. Locati LLC, Pineville, PA, United States. January 22, 2024. Estimate: $ 200 – 300.- Starting bid: $ 100.-

SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 3253222. Korean cupboard, Bandaji, late 19th century /early 20th century, cabinet consisting of two parts, upper part/ top with double door and four drawers, lower part provided with double door, with burl wood panel fronts, decorated with brass fittings, including in the form of butterflies, with certificate,
Dimensions approx.: H. 137 cm, B. 95 cm, depth 41 cm. Stockholms Auktionsverk, Forumstraße 12 41468 Neuss, Germany. February 8, 2024. Estimate: Euros 1,000.- Starting bid: Euros 50.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 3253224. Korean cupboard, Bandaji, late 19th century /early 20th century, cabinet consisting of two parts, each with a double door, decorated with brass fittings,
Dimensions approx.: h 135 cm, w 92 cm, depth 42 cm. Stockholms Auktionsverk, Forumstraße 12 41468 Neuss, Germany. February 8, 2024. Estimate: Euros 1,000.- Starting bid: Euros 50.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 183: Two Korean chests,
26 3/8 x 31 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (67 x 80.3 x 40 cm.). Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Richmond, BC, Canada. January 24, 2024.
Estimate: CA$ 100 -150.-
Starting bid: CA$ 50.-
SOLD for CA$ 190.-
LOT 456: KOREAN CHEST. Albion Antique Auction Center, Brisbane, Australia.
January 18, 2024.
Estimate: AU$ 10 -40.- Starting bid: AU$ 10.-
SOLD for AU$ 210.-
LOT 1139. Chinese elmwood trunk, pierced brass hardware and mounts, on feet, 22″h x 34″w x 17″d, wear to finish on top, crack to back, splits to side, wood-fill to one side. Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. January 9, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 80.-.
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and not Chinese as described.
LOT 1140. Chinese ebonized 3-pc tansu, top section with 4 drawers over two bifold doors with inset dometop mirrors, over 4 doors with two bifold doors, over two doors, silver metal etched hardware and mounts, 74″h x 41″w x 14-1/2″d, some hardware missing, minor chips to edges. Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA, United States. January 9, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 300.-.
NOTE: This is a Korean chest and not Chinese as described.
LOT 214. Wooden chest with a fish shaped lock, Korea, 19th century. H. 69cm, W. 114cm, D. 33cm. Tajan, Paris, France.
January 24, 2024.
Estimate: Euros 600 – 800.-
Starting bid: Euros 600.-
SOLD for Euros 1,064.-
NOTE: This chest was previously presented in an auction by the same auctioneer in June 12, 2023.

LOT 212. A WOOD CABINET WITH BRASS ELEMENTS, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY.
HAUT. 165,5 CM (65 3/16 IN.) – LARG. 99 CM (39 IN.) – PROF. 50 CM (19 11/16 IN.)
Tajan, Paris, France. January 24, 2024. Estimate: Euros 1,000 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,000.-
UNSOLD.
NOTE: This chest was previously presented in an auction by the same auctioneer in June 12, 2023.
LOT 213. Wooden cabinet with brass elements, Korea, 19th century. H. 119cm, W. 101cm, D. 44cm. Tajan, Paris, France. January 24, 2024. Estimate: Euros 1,000 – 1,500.- Starting bid: Euros 1,000.- UNSOLD
NOTE: This chest was previously presented in an auction by the same auctioneer in June 12, 2023.

LOT 41. A SMALL BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH THREE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID DRAWERS, KOREA, 17TH-18TH CENTURY (FOR THE INLAID PANELS).
DIM. 18 X 14,3 X 14 CM (7 1/16 X 5 5/8 X 5 1/2 IN.).
Tajan, Paris, France. January 24, 2024. Estimate: Euros 1,200 – 1,500.-
Starting bid: Euros 1,200.-

UNSOLD
NOTE: This chest was previously presented in an auction by the same auctioneer in June 12, 2023.
LOT 5189. KOREAN TWO-PART WEDDING CHEST
Early 20th Century
In figured elmwood. Upper section with four side-by-side drawers over two paneled doors. Lower section with two paneled doors and a shaped bracket base. Brass hardware and bindings. Paper-lined interior.
Dimensions
Height 56.5″. Width 39.5″. Depth 17″. Eldred’s, Hanover, MA, US. February 8, 2024. Estimate: $ 500 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 250.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 2456. A Korean zelkova wood bandaji
Early 20th century
Appears unmarked
The footed blanket storage chest with a front padlocked, hinged access panel and decorative ironwork
18.25″ H x 28.5″ W x 13.75″ D. John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. Monrovia, CA, United States. February 7, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 300.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 125.-
NOTE: This chest is made of pine wood.
LOT 2457. A small Korean bandaji
Early/mid-20th century
Appears unmarked
The footed blanket chest with a front padlocked, hinged access panel and decorative metalwork
17.5″ H x 29.5″ W x 14″ D. John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. Monrovia, CA, United States. February 7, 2024.
Estimate: $ 300 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 300.-

LOT 2455. A Korean bandaji
20th century
The tall, dark wood blanket chest drop-front top door, paper-lined interior, and fitted with reticulated brass hardware and opposed handles, raised on four bracket feet
38.25″ H x 36.25″ W x 17″ D. John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. Monrovia, CA, United States. February 7, 2024.

Estimate: $ 300 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 150.- SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 5191: TWO KOREAN SOBAN LOW TRAY TABLES Joseon Dynasty, 19th/20th Century Heights 10″ and 11″. Top widths 13″ and 16″. Eldred’s, Hanover, MA, US.
February 8, 2024.
Estimate: $ 500 – 700.- Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 450.-
LOT 7096. 19th century Korean brass bound elm morijang or cabinet, fall-front cupboard enclosing three small drawers and large compartment, the brass fittings pierced with geometric patterns, with heavy brass lock in the form of a fish
Dimensions:
Height: 85cm Length/Width: 85cm Depth/Diameter: 35cm.
Duggleby Stephenson of York, York, North Yorkshire, UK. February 2, 2024.

Estimate: GBP 100 – 200.-
Starting bid: GBP 60.- SOLD for £130
LOT 7081. Early 20th century century Korean brass bound elm morijang or cabinet, fall-front cupboard enclosing three small drawers over large compartment, the brass fittings engraved with foliate patterns, with heavy brass lock in the form of a fish
Dimensions:
Height: 84cm Length/Width: 110cm Depth/Diameter: 50cm.
Duggleby Stephenson of York, York, North Yorkshire, UK. February 2, 2024.

Estimate: GBP 100 – 200.-
Starting bid: GBP 60.- SOLD for £130
LOT 5190. KOREAN WEDDING CHEST
Late 19th Century
Under a brown stain. Four side-by-side drawers over two paneled doors over a fold-down panel. Flat bracket base. Brass hardware and fittings and iron bail carrying handles.
Dimensions
Height 40″. Width 40.5″. Depth 17″.
Eldred’s Hanover, MA, US. February 8 2024. Estimate: $ 600 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 300.-
SOLD for $ 350.-
LOT 595. Yi Dynasty Apothecary Chest, Korean, 19th Century, with multiple drawers, the lower section with cabinet doors. Provenance: Lucky-Chosun Furniture, Seoul, Korea, May 24th, 1986. This item appears on a Sotheby?s 1997 insurance appraisal valued at $1,800.
Measurements: Height: 50 in. x Width: 40 1/4 in. x Depth: 12 1/8 in. Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, United States. February 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 600 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 350.-
SOLD for $ 500.-
LOT 656. Japanese Tansu Chest, with four short drawers over cabinet doors, raised on incurved legs.
Measurements: Height: 35 1/4 in. x Width: 40 in. x Depth: 18 1/4 in. Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, United States. February 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 250 – 350.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 225.-
NOTE: This is a “Morijang” also called Korean headside chests.
LOT 593. Korean Elm and Iron Blanket Chest, the rectangular top partially hinged, mounted on the sides with carrying handles. This item appears on a Sotheby?s 1997 insurance appraisal valued at $2,000.
Provenance: Purchased from Schoeni Trading Co., Hong Kong, 1986.
Measurements: Height: 15 3/4 in. x Width: 47 in. x Depth: 23 in. Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, United States. February 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 600 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 350.-
SOLD for $ 350.-
NOTE: This is called a coin chest.
LOT 589. Korean Carved Wood and Cast Iron Blanket Chest, 19th Century, the case decorated all over with pierced metal decorative mounts, the hinged front with locking mechanism (locked, no key), the sides mounted with carrying handles. This item appears on a Sotheby?s 1997 insurance appraisal valued at $1,600.
Measurements: Height: 35 in. x Width: 36 in. x Depth: 17 in. Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, United States. February 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.- Starting bid: $ 500.-
SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 651. Korean Elmwood and Stained Wood Bedside Chest, the rectangular top above three drawers over cabinet doors, on incurved feet. With Certificate of Authenticity, Seoul, Korea.
Measurements: Height: 27 1/4 in. x Width: 28 in. x Depth: 17 1/4 in. Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Savannah, GA, United States. February 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 250 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
SOLD for $ 150.-
LOT 1168: A KOREAN CHEST WITH PRESSED METAL DETAILS (H83 X 96W X 41D CM). Leonard Joel, Melbourne, Australia. February 1 2024. Estimate: AU$ 200 – 300.- UNSOLD.
LOT 1112: A KOREAN CHEST ON CHEST (A/F) (H151 X W98 X 44D CM). Leonard Joel, Melbourne, Australia. February 1 2024. Estimate: AU$ 300 – 400.- UNSOLD.
LOT 150. A Korean Red Lacquer Cabinet, Joseon dynasty. With extensive decorative metal mounts on the hinged lid and at the front, which opens to reveal two drawers.
H: 24cm.,L: 33cm. Bennett & Dykes
58 – 60 Kensington Church Street, London, UK. February 19, 2024.
Estimate: £400 – £600.- Starting bid: £320.-
UNSOLD.


LOT 12. Antique Chinese Carved Wood Apothecary Cabinet featuring 24 drawers, each decorated with a brass pull. Piece is embellished with two doors armored with brass trimmings and handle covering a compartment beneath the drawers. Finished with a carved, undulating skirt on the front and sides.
Dimensions: 25.5 x 26.5 x 9.5 in. BMB Antiques, Rowland Heights, CA, United States. February 15, 2024.

Estimate: $ 500 10,000.- Starting bid: $ 90.- UNSOLD.
LOT 1550: Korean elm & iron mounted chest 53 x 46 x 33cm. Lawsons, Sydney, Australia. February 18, 2024.
Estimate: AU$ 100 – 150.-

Starting bid: AU$ 10.- UNSOLD.
LOT 536: Antique Korean Chest, Brass Bound Throughout. 67″ x 42″ x 22″. Kaminski Auctions. Beverly, MA, US.
February 18, 2024.
Estimate: $ 500 – 700.- Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 250.-
LOT 375: A SMALL KOREAN BANDAJI WOOD CHEST. 19th / 20th Century With a single large drop-down door fixed with a fish tail lock and set with a trio of panels shaped as double-gourd vases, raised on a sledge-style stretcher base 52cm high, 54.5cm wide, 33cm deep. Chiswick Auctions. London, United Kingdom. February 26, 2024. Estimate: £60 GBP – £80 GBP. Starting bid: £30 GBP. SOLD for GBP 69.-
LOT 1124. A Korean Tansu Chest. Early 20th century, one part form, elm and pine, recessed panel top, four small drawers over six hinged cabinet doors with divided interior, the base with stylized scroll feet, brass mounts and hinges.
57 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 19 in.
Leland Little, 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, US. February 22, 2024.

Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 375.-
Cabinet, Korea, 20th century.
Carved wood. Two cabinets, eight drawers. Metal fittings. Width 100 cm, depth 45 cm, height 128 cm. Bukowskis – Arts & Business, Sweden. February 17, 2024. Estimate: 3,000 SEK.
SOLD for 3,800 SEK. US$ 364.-
LOT 1574. ASIAN LACQUERED DOUBLE-DOOR CABINET. approx 24″h, 27.5″w, 15″d. Austin Auction Gallery. 8414 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78729. United States. February 25, 2024. Estimate: $ 400 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 350.- SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 377: A KOREAN WOOD CABINET. 19th / 20th Century The front doors opening to reveal a single large interior compartment below three regular-sized drawers fixed with ring handles, all supported by a metal-mounted sledge-style stretcher base 67.5cm high, 79.5cm wide, 37cm deep. Chiswick Auctions, London, United Kingdom. February 26, 2024.
Estimate: £80 GBP – £100 GBP.
Starting bid: £40 GBP. UNSOLD.
LOT 41: A Korean Silver Inlaid Iron Box. A Joseon Dynasty example decorated with deer and birds at the sides and the double happiness symbol at the lid.
Dimensions: 4″ x 5 1/4″ x `3 1/4″. Locati LLC. Pineville, PA, US. February 19, 2024. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.- Starting bid: $ 250.-
SOLD for $ 1,600.-
LOT 48. China – Wooden chest decorated with a tapestry of characters, 19th century. – Weight: 8.70 kg – Shipping unavailable – Sizes: H 620MM X L 760MM X P 360MM – Goldfield Auction, Gruuss-Strooss, 19,
WEISWAMPACH,, Luxembourg. March 2, 2024. Estimate: Euros 400 – 800.- Starting bid: Euros 400.- (2 additional photos hereunder). NOTE: This is a Korean wedding box and not Chinese as mentioned.
UNSOLD.
LOT 464: Korean Stained Pine Hanji Floor Lanterns, Pair. Pair of Korean Silk-Lined Stained Pine Hanji Floor Lanterns, likely Joseon dynasty or later, each tall and square with domed roof above a central section and four blue silk panels (some damaged), the interior wired for electricity, each base with a single drawer above molded stepped form on four feet. 35″ H x 10.5″ W x 10.5″ D. Auctions at Showplace, Astoria , NY, US. March 12, 2024. Estimate: $ 200 – 400.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
LOT 169: KOREAN MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID INKSTONE DESK. JOSEON DYNASTY Height: 11 in. by Width: 16 in. by Depth: 11. Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions. Houston, TX, US. February 26, 2024. Estimate: $ 1,500 – 2,500.-
Starting bid: $ 1,000.-
SOLD for $ 1,100.-
LOT 168. ANTIQUE JOSEON DYNASTY JEWELRY BOX. Height: 10 in. by Width: 9 in. by Depth: 12. Lewis & Maese Antiques Auctions, Houston, TX, US. February 26, 2024. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.- Starting bid: $ 250.- UNSOLD.
LOT 150: A KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER ‘DRAGON’ CHEST. Length:30.5cm;Width:16.7cm;Height:13.1cm;889g. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024. Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.
SOLD for ¥350,000
LOT 153: A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER ‘CHRYSANTHEMUM’ TABLE. Height:28cm;Length:54.5cm;Width:42cm. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024.
Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.
SOLD for ¥150,000
LOT 151: A SMALL KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER ‘FLOWERS’ TABLE. Length:45.5cm;Width:28cm;Height:12cm. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024. Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY. SOLD for ¥200,000
LOT 152: A KOREAN MOTHER-OF- PEARL INLAID LACQUER TABLE. Length:41cm;Width:30cm;Height:12.5cm;2420g. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024.
Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.
SOLD for ¥90,000
LOT 397. Small piece of furniture in red lacquered wood with openwork fittings featuring swastikas and incised characters. The upper part opens onto a compartment. The two main leaves on one side open onto two elongated drawers. With key.
Dim. 28 x 32.5 x 21.7 cm. Alexandre Landre, Paris, France. February 17, 2024.

Estimation: Euros 300 – 500.-
LOT 77. Early 20th Century Korean Two-Part Wedding Chest. The upper section having four small drawers over two door cupboard. The lower section having two door cupboard. Both pieces rest on a metal mounted base. The Magnusson Group, Morristown, NJ, United States.
March 16, 2024. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.- UNSOLD.
LOT 75. Antique Fancy Chinese Brass Mounted Storage Chest. 19 x 43 x 19 in. The Magnusson Group, Morristown, NJ, United States.
March 16, 2024. Estimate: $ 800 – 1,200.- Starting bid: $ 300.-
NOTE: This is a Korean coin chest. SOLD for $ 300.-
LOT 76. Antique Chinese Rice Bin. 34.5 x 36 x 24 in. The Magnusson Group, Morristown, NJ, United States.
March 16, 2024. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.- NOTE: This is a Korean rice chest.
SOLD for $ 160.-
LOT 537. Korean Iron-Mounted Elmwood Low Storage Chest, 19th Century
Dimensions
H: 24-1/2 in; W: 32-1/2 in; D: 16-1/2 in. Wechler’s Auction. Rockville, MD, US. February 20, 2024. Estimate: $ 100 – 200.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
SOLD for $ 550.-
LOT 1574. Asian lacquered double-door cabinet, approx 24″h, 27.5″w, 15″d. Austin Auction Gallery. Austin, Texas USA. February 25, 2024. Estimate: $ 400 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 300.- SOLD for $ 600.-
LOT 295. China
Small coffee table in natural wood.
Diameter: 44 cm. Fortnightly sales. 28630 LE COUDRAY – France. February 20, 2024. Estimate: Euros. 30 – 50.-
UNSOLD.
NOTE: This small table is Korean.
LOT 446. Antique Korean Bandaji – Blanket Storage Trunk with Original Finish and Iron Hardware. Height 68cm, Width 92cm, Depth 46.5cm. AMW Auctions, Andover, Hampshire. UK. March 10, 2024. Estimate: GBP 120 – 160.- Starting bid: GBP 72.-
Lot 149: A KOREAN CARVED WOOD WILD GOOSE, JOSEON DYNASTY. Length:24cm;Height:15.4cm;538g;Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024.
Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.

SOLD for ¥220,000
Lot 154: A LARGE KOREAN LACQUERED WOOD CANDLE HOLDER, JOSEON DYNASTY. Height:63cm;Width:21.5cm;1830g. Fukuoka Yumekai Auction. Fukuoka City, Japan. March 2, 2024.
Starting bid: ¥10,000 JPY.

SOLD for ¥20,000
Lot 123: Japanese Brass-Mounted Yew Wood Cabinets, 2. Pair of Japanese Brass-Mounted Yew Wood Cabinets, with engraved bass mounts and hinges to the three short drawer over two door cabinet above a single drawer on bracket feet. 24″ H x 25″ W x 15.5″ D. Auctions at Showplace, New York, NY, US. March 17, 2024.
Estimate: $ 600 – 800.- Starting bid: $ 100.-
NOTE: These is a pair of Korean head side chests.


LOT 640. A Fine Korean Mother-of-Pearl, Shagreen, and Wire Inlaid Two-Door Chest. Overall height 39 x length 37 1/8 x width 18 1/2 in., 99 x 94 x 47 cm. Freeman’s, Hindman, Chicago, IL, United States. March 27, 2024. Estimate: $ 5,000 – 7,000.- Starting bid: $ 2,500.- UNSOLD
Joseon Period (late 19th Century)
朝鮮李朝 褐漆嵌螺鈿龍虎圖方櫃
Delicate in its design of a pair of tigers each confronting a dragon. Under bamboo trees, the tiger with its head turned over the shoulder and upward to the dragon above with its jaw opened, the tail extending from the ridged spine; the dragon with an opened jaw revealing the tongue, the snake-form body flows among auspicious clouds, and the head is applied with elaborate horns, spines, and whiskers. Perfectly fitted with six interior drawers that feature chrysanthemums over two hinged doors, raised on a bracket-footed base with aprons of floral scrolls and scalloped clouds.
LOT 129. CHINA or KOREA, 20th century
Two-part cabinet, opening with two leaves and three drawers above, and one leaf below, decorative chased alloy fittings.
H. 100 – W. 91 – D. 35 cm. De Baecque & Associes, Marseille, France. March 6, 2024. Estimate: Euros 200 – 300.-

SOLD for Euros 400.-
LOT 193. CHEST, 86cm H x 92cm x 39cm, 19th century Korean elm and iron bound with fall front enclosing five drawers. Lots Road Auctions, London. March 10, 2024. Estimate: GBP 150 – 250.-
Starting bid: GBP 90.- SOLD for GBP 280.-
LOT 194. CABINET, 69cm H x 73cm x 42cm, 19th century Chinese burr elm, elm and brass bound of two doors enclosing nine drawers. Lots Road Auctions, London. March 10, 2024.
Estimate: GBP 250 – 450.-
Starting bid: GBP 150.-
SOLD for GBP 480.-
LOT 191. SIDE CABINET, 168cm H x 110cm x 53cm, 19th century Korean burr elm, elm and brass bound with four drawers above six doors on stand. Lots Road Auctions, London. March 10, 2024.
Estimate: GBP 300 – 500.-
Starting bid: GBP 180.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 192. SIDE CABINET, 120cm H x 111cm x 54cm, 19th century Korean elm, ebonised, firwood and brass bound with four drawers above four doors. Lots Road Auctions, London. March 10, 2024.
Estimate: GBP 150 – 250.-
Starting bid: GBP 90.-
SOLD for GBP 280.-
LOT 273. Korean Bandaji chest on stand, late 19th/early 20th C., upper front with drop-down desk held by chains, leather writing pad, six small drawers and six letter slots inside desk, lower cabinet section with two doors, ornate brass handles and hinges, dovetail construction, wear consistent with age. 4′ h. x 3’6″ w. x 1’6″ d.
Winter Associates INC. Plainville, CT, US. March 19, 2024. Estimate: $ 250 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 175.-
SOLD for $ 175.-
LOT 298. Korean Tansu Chest
with a drawer over a pair of hinged doors. 83.8 x 73.7 x 39.4 cm. Abell Auction, Los Angeles, CA, US. March 7, 2024.
Estimate: $ 100 – 200.-
SOLD for: $ 75.-
LOT 2363. A Korean stained oak, pine and iron mounted chest, the fall front revealing a paper lined interior with three upper small drawers, H 79cm, W 100cm, D 48cm. Ewbank’s, Woking, Surrey, UK.
March 22, 2024. Estimate: 80 GBP – 120 GBP.
Starting bid: 30 GBP.
SOLD for £78
LOT 2607. A small Korean stained pine chest, iron mounted, locked, H 45cm, W 74cm, D 37cm. Ewbank’s, Woking, Surrey, UK. March 22, 2024.
Estimate: 50 GBP – 80 GBP.
Starting bid: 30 GBP.
SOLD for £85
Arts of Asia Online – Christie’s New York. March 13 to18th, 2024.
LOT 214. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID RED LACQUER STORAGE CHEST.
Korea, Joseon Dynasty (19th – 20yh century).
Dimension: 83,5 x 58,4 x 42,5cm.
Estimate: $ 2,000 – 3,000.-
SOLD for $ 5,670.-
Japanese and Korean Art, March 19, 2024. LIVE AUCTION 22643. Christie’s, New York, USA.
LOT 229. A BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX
JOSEON DYNASTY (17TH-18TH CENTURY)
The long rectangular black lacquer box decorated in gold lacquer with phoenix and cloud on four sides, the interior with pasted sutra paper, iron fittings
6 x 22 3⁄8 x 5 in. (15.2 x 56.8 x 12.7 cm.) Estimate: $ 10,000 – 20,000.-
SOLD for $ 18,900.-
Japanese and Korean Art, March 19, 2024. LIVE AUCTION 22643. Christie’s, New York, USA.
LOT 230. A RED LACQUER WRITING BOX
JOSEON PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)
The red lacquered rectangular box set on bracket feet, interior and underside applied with black lacquer, with brass fittings
8 7⁄8 x 6 x 1 7⁄8 in. (22.5 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm.) Estimate: $ 7,000 – 9,000.-
SOLD for $ 11,340.-
Japanese and Korean Art, March 19, 2024. LIVE AUCTION 22643. Christie’s, New York, USA. LOT 231. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER BELL STAND
MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID PANELS: GORYEO DYNASTY (13TH CENTURY)
WOOD FRAME: EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY)
The black lacquer framed bell stand reconstructed with mother-of-pearl and metal wire inlaid lacquer panels of scrolling peony and chrysanthemum; applied with a bell and small hammer
16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate: $ 40,000 – 80,000.-
SOLD for $ 50,400.-

Though little is known of the earliest history of lacquer-making in Korea, archaeological evidence indicates that Korean craftsmen were making lacquered objects at least two thousand years ago, in the late Neolithic and early historic periods. By the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) Koreans were producing elegant lacquer vessels and sutra-storage chests in black lacquer embellished with small floral designs inlaid in mother-of-pearl and sometimes tortoiseshell, the designs occasionally augmented with small, twisted, metal wires inset as borders and as the stems in floral arabesques. The tradition of inlaid lacquers continued into the succeeding Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), but increasingly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the tradition expanded to include both red and black lacquers and the inlays to include tortoiseshell, sharkskin, and twisted copper or brass wires in addition to mother-of-pearl. Differing from the Chinese, who generally preferred cinnabar lacquer with carved decoration, and from the Japanese who tended to favor black lacquer with designs inlaid in gold, Koreans were partial to lacquers with designs inlaid in mother-of-pearl.
Although the principal design elements on lacquers of the Goryeo and first half of the Joseon dynasty often sported narrow borders with small floral patterns, borders with geometric designs began to find favor in the eighteenth century.

LOT 169: A Korean carved wood cake mold, Joseon dynasty. With character marks incised to back, dated 1856.
Dimensions: height 15 3/4in (40cm). Andrew Jones Auctions, Los Angeles, CA, US.
March 14, 2024.
Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 140.-
SOLD for $ 100.-
LOT 836. A Korean Lacquer and Shell-Inlaid Chest Joseon Dynasty. Inlaided and carved to show a pair of dragons chasing a flaming pearl; with blue fabric attached to the interior. (Length 28 1/2 inches). Doyle New York, New York, NY, United States.
March 20, 2024. Estimate: $ 1,500 – 2,000.- Starting bid: $ 750.- (2 photos)
SOLD for $ 3,840.-
LOT 548. Antique Japanese or Korean yew wood Tansu chest. Two false drawers, drop down front. Dovetail construction, ornate brass and iron hardware and trim. Figural brass fish lock, bail side and front handles. Measures 33 inches wide x 24 1/2 inches tall (excluded feet) x 15 1/2 inches deep. White’s Auctions, Middleboro, MA, US. April 14, 2024. Estimate: $ 500 – 700.-
Starting bid: $ 250.-
LOT 2608. A Korean stained elm low chest, with iron mounts, escutcheon and side handles, interior paper lined,
H 32cm, W 91cm, D 47cm. Ewbank’s, Woking, Surrey, UK. March 22, 2024.
Estimate: 50 GBP – 80 GBP.
Starting bid: 25 GBP.
SOLD for  £85
LOT 1139: Late C19th Korean elm and brass mounted Bandaji wedding cabinet (118 x 80 x 50cm). Lawsons, Sydney, Australia.
March 21, 2024. Estimate: AU$ 200 – 300.- Starting bid: AU$ 15.-
SOLD for AU$ 280.-
LOT 540. STACKING CABINETS, 19th century Korean calamander, elm and firwood in two parts with four drawers and four doors, 121cm H x 86cm W x 39cm D. Lots Road Auctions. London, Uk. March 17, 2024. Estimate: GBP 250 – 450.-
Starting bid: GBP 150.-
UNSOLD.
LOT 6071. Vintage Inlaid Tansu Chest on Frame
First half 20th century, three part form, appears to be elm and mixed woods, the upper case with three drawers over two hinged cabinet doors, the lower case with two hinged cabinet doors, set on a stylized scroll foot base, the whole with banded inlays and white metal mounts.
52 x 36.25 x 14 in. Leland Little. Hillsborough, NC, United States.

March 29, 2024. Estimate: $ 50 – 25,000.- Starting bid: $ 50.- SOLD for $ 375.-
LOT 6729419: Korean Joseon Wood Lacquer Gunpowder Flask. I Gavel Auctions.
San Francisco, California. April 4, 2024.
Starting bid: $ 800.-
LOT 217: A Korean silver-inlaid iron box, Joseon dynasty 嵌銀鐵盒 朝鮮王朝. Freeman’s – Hindman, Philadelphia, PA, US. April 9, 2024. Estimate:$ 800 – 1,200.- Starting bid: $ 400.-
LOT 490. A Korean Bandaji chest cabinet. 33-1/4in tall x 36in wide x 16in deep. Briggs Auction Inc, Garnet Valley, PA, United States. April 19, 2024. Estimate: $ 100 – 300.- Starting bid: $ 50.-
LOT 615: (19th c) KOREAN LACQUER CABINET. Inlaid with boulle, mother of pearl and brass stringing. Upper and lower cabinet doors open to single compartments. 40 x 27 x 14 inches. John Mc Innis Auctions. Amesbury, MA, US. May 11, 2024. Estimate: $ 300 – 600.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
LOT 198. CHEST, 19th century Korean firwood and brass mounted with fall front enclosing four drawers, 99cm H x 113cm W x 50cm D. Lots Road Auctions, London, UK. April 14, 2024. Starting bid: 180 GBP
LOT 145. TABLE TOP CHEST, 40cm H x 87cm x 33cm, 19th century Korean elm and mother of pearl with thirteen drawers. Lots Road Auctions, London, UK. April 14, 2024. Starting bid: 90 GBP
Lot 3113: KOREAN ETCHED WHITE METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY CHEST 41 3/4 x 35 x 18 1/2 in. (106 x 88.9 x 47 cm.) Potomack Company, Alexandria, VA, US. April 24, 2024. Estimate: $ 300 – 500.- Starting bid: $ 150.-
LOT 2674. A 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE KOREAN CARVED WOOD LOW STAND OF ELEGANT FORM. 40 CM X 25CM. Hannam’s Auctioneers, Selborne, Hampshire, UK.
April 23, 2024. Estimate: GBP 40 – 60.- Starting bid: GBP 5.- NOTE: This is a Korean Soban and not Japanese.
LOT 1186. JAPANESE MEIJI-PERIOD TANSU CHEST, in three sections, the upper chest having four drawers over two doors that open to reveal an open interior with sliding interior doors, the lower chest with the same two-door and sliding interior door configuration, all interiors covered with paper featuring Japanese characters, the whole rests on a platform base raised on bracket feet connected by side stretchers at their bases. Late 19th/early 20th century. 52 3/4″ HOA, 38″ WOA, 16 3/4″ DOA.
Jeffrey,S. Evans & Associates, Mt. Crawford, VA, United States. Estimate: $ 200 – 300.- Starting bid: $ 100.- NOTE: This chest is a Korean two level cabinet.

2 comments

  1. Hello. I inherited Korean pieces from my parents. They have inlaid gold coins. I’m curioisbtononownrheirbvaluebshouldbibsell any pieces.

    1. Donna, Send us photos of your chest by email to tortuebangkok@gmail.com/
      Best regards. Yves

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