Medium: Black lacquer and mother-of-pearl over hemp cloth on wood, brass fitting
Dates:late 19th-early 20th century
Dimensions: 7 3/16 x 10 7/16 x 6 3/4 in. (18.3 x 26.5 x 17.2 cm)
Accession Number: 81.59
Catalogue Description: This box was used to store women's valuables. The scroll pattern and the large peonies are reminiscent of mid-Joseon dynasty styles, but the decorative pattern of the lock, and top handle, and the octagonal taegeuk (yin and yang symbol) motif are typical characteristics of the late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century design. The inside is covered with paper. From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue.