korean coin chest

Korean Coin Chest – Ton-Kwe PRICE UPON REQUEST

for holding the traditional Korean holed brass or copper coins. The coins were strung together since they were worth little individually. The sheer bulk of the accumulated coins required these large storage containers to protect the families money. The top lid is not hinged but can be locked at the front.

18″ tall 27″ wide 16″ deep, Elmwood with black iron fittings, Korea, mid 19th century