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Treasure Cabinet (Kap-kae-suri)

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

19th century

Lacquered wood with brass wire and dyed ray skin inlay; gilded metal fittings

24 x 26 x 17 inches (61 x 66 x 43.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanor M. Witmer, 1990

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A kap-kae-suri is one of two types of Korean safes or treasure cabinets. Probably used in the women's quarters (an'chae) of an upper class household, this elaborately decorated cabinet opens to reveal six drawers of differing sizes.