|@A rectangular table with re-entrant corners, and floral carved
legs joined with floor bars at their feet. Outer surfaces are in cinnabar
lacquer, and the reverse is in black lacquer.
@The Mother-of-pearl Inlay depicts large peony flowers and a long-tailed
bird standing on a scenic rock from Tai Lake in China. The table apron,
legs and floor bars are entwined with a floral scroll pattern. The
body of the bird and the rocks it stands on are inlaid with finely
cut shell, while the shell used for the peony and leaves has delicate
@The background of cinnabar lacquer shows through between the veins
on the leaves, enhancing the overall artistic impression. The Mother-of-pearl
Inlay on the cinnabar ground is characteristic of early Ryukyu lacquerwork.