국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Dining Table
  • Exhibition Name

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - kitchen table - Small Table for Eating

  • Dimensions

    H. 24.7cm, D. 32.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Namsan 2322

  • Location

    Wood and Lacquer Crafts

This table is called a gaedari soban or gujokban, literally meaning ‘a dog-legged dining table’ in Korean, as its legs resemble those of a dog. The center of the top is decorated with the Chinese character “bok” (福, good fortune) inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The character is surrounded by auspicious designs, such as cranes and peaches, encircled with a stripe of a saw tooth design.