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Nanmu wood, a hardwood from southwest China, is inlaid as the tabletop of this rectangular red sandalwood table. Inward-sloping moldings, or "ice-plate edges" (bingpan yan), connect the tabletop with lower components. Between four cylindrical legs are installed humpbacked braces (luoguo zhang) and pillar-shaped struts (ai lao). The longer side has two pillar-shaped struts while the shorter side only one. Splaying out, the legs are linked with stretchers to insure stability. Such simplicity of design typifies Ming dynasty furniture.