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Picnic Box

Early 20th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
It is believed that picnic boxes were first used in the mid-nineteenth century, after being introduced to Korea from Japan; some historical records refer to them as “Japanese picnic boxes.” This example is a Korean version from the late Joseon dynasty, with numbered drawers and a door. Its simple, unembellished form exemplifies the period’s characteristically spare and subdued aesthetic....

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