Small Dining Table with Spinning Plate

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Hoejeonban, also called iljuban or dangakban, is a small revolving table to present or carry tableware. It served as a tray to carry dishes, and as a table in a room since it had legs. It was a household item, easy to use in small spaces for various purposes. It came into widespread use in the Joseon Dynasty as the housing structure for a sedentary lifestyle took hold. The top board of the table shown here is round, while the rim is expressed as a flower with 12 petals. Under the top board, a cloud-shaped panel is attached, and under the center of the top board, four legs are twisted into one. The legs twisted in a cross shape are adorned with a cloud design.


  • Title: Small Dining Table with Spinning Plate
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 36.5 Diameter 67.5
  • Type: Eating/Tableware/Small Dining Table/Small Table
  • Medium: Wood

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