This is a low pear wood storage chest, with three drawers and two doors. The butterfly and bat brass fittings for the hinges and drawer pulls add 'feminine' touches.
The women’s quarters of an upper-class Korean home in the Joseon dynasty were furnished with several types of storage chests and boxes, for bedding, clothing, sewing materials, stationery, and so forth.
This is a classic example of a bedside chest for a lady’s room. The brass fittings in the shape of butterflies and bats are symbols of good luck.