Seller: 1goatie (7,644) 100%, Location: oldham, Ships to: GB, Item: 232010748211 Condition: The condition is good, with some obvious wear and tear such as a split to the front, surface corrosion to the metal, and some small losses to the wood; the left hand front foot is also a replacement for the original. The interior is lined with Korean newspaper from the early to mid 20th century., Product: Furniture, Sub-Type: Chests, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Age: 1800-1849, Region of Origin: Southeast Asian, Original/Repro: Original, Details: Exquisite Antique Early 19thC. Korean Money Chest This sale is for an absolutely stunning piece of early 19th century Korean furniture. It is a money or treasure chest, used by merchants or the wealthy for the storage of valuables and cash. Korean antiques of any kind are very rare due to the destruction wrought by war on the country throughout the 20th century. Made of a very dense, heavy cedar-like wood it measures 44” wide, 19.5” high and 20.5” deep and the metalwork is typically ornate for a Korean piece, with lots of thick iron banding and a large lockplate. It is very heavy, and needs two people to carry it. The condition is good, with some obvious wear and tear such as a split to the front, surface corrosion to the metal, and some small losses to the wood; the left hand front foot is also a replacement for the original. The interior is lined with Korean newspaper from the early to mid 20th century. PLEASE SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW THIS AD! Although this type of chest can be found for sale from time to time, they are extremely uncommon in the UK. Please see my Ebay shop for more S.E. Asian, Indian, and Islamic antiques and antiquities. Delivery Please ask for the exact cost to your location by mailing me your postcode (shipping to London will cost £39, for example). International shipping is not available on this item, but do feel free to arrange your own international courier if desired. International buyers – Please note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. About me I have collected glass and ceramics, antiques and antiquities for many years, and my shop philosophy is to sell very good antiques at very low prices very quickly so I do not need to carry much stock; larger shops will charge much more, but take much longer than I do to make a sale. Each to their own, then - but that makes my prices ultra-low compared to a bricks-and-mortar antiques shop. I try to describe everything I sell as honestly as possible, including any damage, issues, or attributions to a maker, in my descriptions. If you have any questions, a problem with a piece you’ve bought, or even further info on a piece I’m selling (always welcome!) please mail me. Please don’t ever leave negative or neutral feedback without speaking to me – we can always come to a solution. Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers.