Mother of Pearl Handmade Jewelry Box Inlaid with Double Phoenix Design
A pair of phoenixes (bonghwang) with fully-opened wings and tail face each other from the two door panels of this exquisite handmade jewelry box. The splendor of the legendary birds against the brilliance of the arabesque patterns covering the entire surfaces captivates viewers. The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight and antibacterial.
The structure of the two doors above and a drawer below, as well as the three drawers and hooks on the inside which are designed to rotate for hanging necklaces conveniently, is conceived from the traditional Korean wardrobe, and offers a pleasant way for storing valuable personal ornaments such as jewelry. Read More