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Sam cheng jang, a chest of drawers
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It was well made. It is an important artifact from the past. A beautifully decorated letter was carved on the bottom.

History of the Object
Sam Chung Jang is a chest with three drawers. Each drawer was separated in two. This chest of drawers was used for various purposes. It was often used in the kitchen for keeping dishes and cups. There are two doors with handles. The hinges are made of white bronze. The middle drawer has a lock. Sam chung Jang sculptured Chinese words on it, "KangNyeng" (long life), "BooGui" (rich), "SooBok" (luck).

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
wood, metal 
Measurements
Width 41.0cm Height 176.0cm Length 77.0cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; Jo Seon 
Function
a chest of drawers 
Acquisition
bought from the imperial in 1973 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Sejong university museum 
Museum
Sejong University Museum 
Credit line
 

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