KOREAN FURNITURE WITH MODIFIED DESIGNS.

Our exploration of the various collections housed in Korean furniture museums has enabled us to identify furniture with distinctive designs. Feature image: Described as a clothing chest. Period Japanese occupation, early 20th century.H. 121,5cm, W. 88cm, D. 39cm.Also called a Jeongju wardrobe, this chest is from Jeongju city, capital of North Jeolla province DOCUMENT & […]

CASE STUDIES.

In this chapter, we study furniture in depth in order to better estimate their precise origin and carry out accurate dating. “SUNG SUN I” BANDAJI. This piece of furniture, bought in China in the mid-90s, probably came from North Korea. In the late ’80s, many pieces circulated between North Korea and China via the northern […]

PYONGYANG BANDAJI-평양 반닫이

This type of furniture is commonly found in Pyongyang, the current capital city of North Korea. Pyongyang has been a center of economic and cultural influence since the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). The climate in the area is characterized by very cold winters and hot, dry summers. They are quite easy to recognize due to their […]

GYEONGSANG DO BANDAJI- 경상도 반닫이

Gyeongsang Do  경상도, also known as Kyongsang-do, was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon dynasty. This province is located in the southeastern part of the peninsula, with its provincial capital now known as Daegu. The region holds historical significance as the birthplace of the Kingdom of Silla (57 BCE – 935 CE). Gyeongsang-do […]

CHUNGCHEONG DO BANDAJI – 충청도 반닫이

Located in the central western part of South Korea, Chungcheong Do was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty.The name of the province derives from the name of the principal city of Cheongju. It lies between Gyeonggi Province in the north, Jeolla Province in the south, and Gyeongsan and Gangwon Provinces […]

GANGWON DO BANDAJI – 강원도 반닫이

Gangwon Do, also known as Kangwon Province, has Chuncheon as its capital city. Before the division of Korea in 1945, this part of South Korea and its North Korean neighbor constituted a single province, as depicted on the map below. Gangwon Province is bordered to the west by Gyeonggi Province, to the south by the […]

JEOLLA DO BANDAJI – 전라도 반닫이

“JEOLLA DO” the southwestern province of the peninsula is divided into two sub-regions; North Jeolla with the city of JEONJU as capital and South Jeolla with GWANGJU as main city. The province, which is partially mountainous, is home to warmer weather on the peninsula. This climate helps produce a large amount of agricultural products. The […]

FURNITURE FROM THE NORTHERN PROVINCES

At present from a historical point of view, we should call this furniture as furniture of the Northern provinces of Korea because at the time of the “Joseon dynasty”, the country was unified. Korea was separated in two as a result of the war in the middle of the 20th century (1953). Until the late […]