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Title:Korean Chests; Treasures of the Yi Dynasty
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$14.70)
Item ID:SB00-0113090
Publisher:Seoul International Tourist Publishing Company, Seoul, Korea, 1980
Edition:Third Printing
Seoul International Tourist Publishing Company, 1980, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Third Printing, Illustrated By: Photographic

acknowledgements, introduction by author, glossary and map of Korea. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white and colour photographs of various Korean Chests. Colour photographic card cover with tan coloured titles to the front panel and gray coloured titles to the backstrip. "Of the many arts of Korea, the wooden chests of the Yi Dynasty are the most sought after in the West. Their superb workmanship and elegant design are clearly visible. Less well known is the lifestyle of the Confucian families who commissioned them. In this volume, the panoply of the 500 years of career's last dynasty is brought alive. Descriptions of the furniture made for the ladies secluded in the anbang and for the husbands' scholarly shoots are also an introduction to the yangban aristocracy of the Land of the Morning Calm." – From the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Handling marks panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (1), 2-94, (2) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Korea; Inventory No: 0113090.
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