Small Dining Table

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

This is a small dining table used to serve dishes or to carry meals to other places. Since it is painted with yellowish red lacquer, it is also called a yellowish red lacquer table. It has a dodecagonal tabletop and an edge both carved from one piece of wood. The surface is adorned with an inlaid mother-of-pearl design of landscapes. The bottom consists of eight engraved side panels, which are decorated with an inlaid mother-of-pearl design of flowers and landscapes. Four side panels are open-worked with a “卍” shape.

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  • Title: Small Dining Table
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 34 Diameter 62
  • Type: Eating/Tableware/Small Dining Table/Small Table
  • Medium: Animal born and horn and seashell/Mother-of-pearl