국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Medicine Chest
  • Exhibition Name

    Medicine Chest

  • Culture/Period

    Japanese Colonial Period

  • Materials

    Wood - Persimmon Tree

  • Category

    Science & technology - Medical treatment - Storage - Medicine chest

  • Dimensions

    H. 121.5cm, 35.5x129.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 9692

  • Location

    Kim Chong-hak Gallery

This medicine chest has many drawers for containing different kinds of herbal medicines. The panels of the hinged doors at the bottom were made of persimmon wood. Their blackish color contrasts with the dark orange color of the other parts of the chest. An additional leg has been fitted in the middle of the supporting legs, a unique characteristic of furniture made in the late Joseon Period.