Korean Black Mother of Pearl Wardrobe (Artwork depicts Koreans in the old days)


Korean Black Mother of Pearl Wardrobe (Artwork depicts Koreans in the old days)

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Korean Black Mother of Pearl Wardrobe (Artwork depicts Koreans in the old days):
$8000.00


Beautiful Korean Black Mother of Pearl Wardrobe
(Artwork depicts life of Koreans in the old days)

I have a Korean black mother of pearl wardrobe that I would like to sell. My maternal grandmother bought this as a wedding gift for my mother when my mother got married in the1970s. As my parents immigrated to the U.S., they brought the wardrobe with them and the cabinet has stayed here ever since.


My mother now wants to sell the wardrobe since she wants to downsize her belongings. Other small mother of pearl furniture also available for sale in case the purchaser of this wardrobe is interested. However, the main focus for sale is this wardrobe.


I personally find this wardrobe very beautiful as it is more delicate than the other type of mother of pearl wardrobes that have bigger pieces of mother of pearls on them. My mother says she heard that the mother of pearl artwork on the front of the wardrobe was handmade, however, we are not certain.


The artwork depicts life of the Koreans during the old days.


The wardrobe consists of three pieces.The one pictured on the far left originally belongs in the middle between the other two pieces. The one pictured on the far left is used for comforters (pillows, blankets, etc.) while the other two are used for the husband and wife, one for each. The one pictured in the middle has one bottom drawer and the one pictured on the far right has two bottom drawers. The ones pictured in the middle and right both have horizontal bars at the top to hang clothes.


There is no separate ‘frame’ or ‘lid’ that goes either on the top or bottom of all three pieces. In other words, each of the three pieces stand individually and there are small legs on the bottom of each of the three pieces.


There is normal wear and tear including chipping but overall the wardrobe is in good condition. My mother says that there is a small dent on one side of one of the pieces that was made while the wardrobe was being shipped to the U.S.. We are not sure which side it was but believe that this can be hidden by rearranging or switching the three pieces so that it does not show.


The dimensions are as follows:


Total length: 144” = (48“ x 3) = (121.92cm x 3) = 365.76 cm


Height: 82 1/2” = 209.55 cm


Depth: 26 1/4” = 66.67 cm


I tried to calculate how much the purchase price (the price my grandmother paid for this wardrobe back in the 1970s) would be worth in today's monetary terms and arrived at the range of $26,000 ~ $29,000 after adjusting for inflation. The range is due to difference in calculation method. However, as I am not an expert in these types of calculations, I cannot guarantee that this calculation is accurate.


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Local pickup only. Pickup location is La Mirada, California, USA (Zip code 90638).



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Korean Black Mother of Pearl Wardrobe (Artwork depicts Koreans in the old days):
$8000.00

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