Wood Jewelry Chest of Drawers inlaid with Mother of Pearl Flower and Bird
Lavishly ornamented with mother of pearl patterns, this exquisite wood jewelry chest consists of six drawers containing a flower-and-bird design. The elaborate adornment of the entire body (except for the back) makes it a breathtaking piece for storing personal fashion items. It is quite remarkable that the artist could depict the scene in such detail without brush nor pen, but only with mother of pearl strips.
The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight and antibacterial.