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Table

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood, with mother-of-pearl inlay

  • Museum number:

    FE.34-1991

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Lacquer is the sap from the tree Rhus verniciflua that grows mainly in East Asia. After processing it is applied in many thin layers to a base material. The earliest extant Korean lacquer objects come from a burial site in South Kyongsang Province, dated to the first century BC. This low-slung table in black lacquer dates from the latter part of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). It has an inlaid decoration of rocks, plum blossom and four birds bordered by landscape scenes of pavilions and equestrian figures.

Physical description

Low slung table with inlaid decoration of rocks, plum blossom and four birds, bordered by landscape scenes including pavilions and equestrian figures.

Colour: Black

Place of Origin

Korea (made)

Date

1800-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood, with mother-of-pearl inlay

Dimensions

Height: 33.5 cm, Width: 99.7 cm, Depth: 64.5 cm

Descriptive line

Woo, Korea, furniture, lacquer

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Beth McKillop.
Koean Art and Design.
London: V&A,
1992.
75.

Materials

Wood; Lacquer; Mother-of-Pearl

Techniques

Inlaid

Subjects depicted

Birds; Trees

Categories

Kor_load; Furniture; Lacquerware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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