.Cosmetic boxes such as this would have belonged to aristocratic women at the Korean court, and were used to store combs, hairpins, jewellery and cosmetics. This box, which dates from the nineteenth century, has been decorated using inlaid mother-of-pearl. The front face is adorned with scrolling foliage, Korean seal characters, and a pair of ducks in a pond surrounded by lotus plants.
ASIAN ARTS - SALE 1485 - LOT 114 - FREEMAN'S AUCTIONEERS. Large Chinese carved hongmu display shelf 19th century Shaped apron over alternating shelves, mounted with fret carved edges over two cupboards, raised on carved feet. H: 71 L: 38 D: 14 1/2 inches Estimate $2,000-3,000