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Table with phoenix motif
봉황 무늬 상
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: 1850-1950
Object Name: furniture
Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, ray skin, and metal wire
Dimensions: H. 10 in x Diam. 27 1/2 in, H. 25.4 cm x Diam. 69.9 cm
Credit Line: Acquisition made possible by Korean Art and Culture Committee
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2009.17
On Display: No

Description

Label:

This lacquered wooden table is composed of a round top mounted on a short conical pedestal. The surface is decorated with two phoenixes, while the sides of the pedestal are pierced with four circles containing a symbol of the Korean national flag (Taegeukgi); this exhibition includes a cabinet, on view against the wall, that has this same motif on the exterior and interior. The scrolling floral motif on the pedestal is thought to be of a peony or an earlier example of the Korean flower, rose of Sharon (mugunghwa).

Conservation of this work is made possible by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.


More Information

Exhibition History: "Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea", Asian Art Museum (04/29/16 - 10/23/16)
Label:

This lacquered wooden table is composed of a round top mounted on a short conical pedestal. The surface is decorated with two phoenixes, while the sides of the pedestal are pierced with four circles containing a symbol of the Korean national flag (Taegeukgi); this exhibition includes a cabinet, on view against the wall, that has this same motif on the exterior and interior. The scrolling floral motif on the pedestal is thought to be of a peony or an earlier example of the Korean flower, rose of Sharon (mugunghwa).

Conservation of this work is made possible by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.


Exhibition History: "Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea", Asian Art Museum (04/29/16 - 10/23/16)