A dazzling piece of craftsmanship, a functional safe keep, and piece of war history all in one. This 11″ X 8 X 5.25″ Mid-Century Korean jewelry box is crafted of wood and painted with hard red enamel to a mirror shine. It features good fortune symbols such as coins and finery in colorful mother of pearl inlay, and is further accented by gleaming etched stainless steel hardware, not a single tack missing. The double doors have protruding holed arms for padlocking. The drawers have the most charming pulls, with the large bottom one resembling a bat and the smaller ones appearing more like bees or maybe birds. The bottom of the piece reveals it’s proud history and speaks to the lesser-known alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea, in the Vietnam War. I have researched to see if Sgt. Collins might be missing this beautiful piece of his past, but unfortunately he retired from this life in 2011. I was unable to find information on Major Moon Sun Mo. The structure, accents and hardware are in excellent condition, with only tiny cosmetic signs of wear, and and the edge of the front right corner where it looks like someone’s child or dog tested to see if this was candy, ha. The item “Enameled Wood Jewelry Box Red withMother of Pearl Inlay Vietnam War History 1966″ is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Korean”. The seller is “gurlcat” and is located in Mobile, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Korea, Republic of
- Provenance: Ownership History Available