|The decor and treasures of the imperial court were lavish and beautifully decorated. They were made of exquisite materials, intricate decorations and fine jewels.|
|Some of the materials used were lacquer, wood, copper, painted enamel, jade, gold and copper alloy. They were decorated with silk tassels, pigments, turquoise, lapis lazuli, pearls and tiger eye stone.|
|For the empress and the imperial court, items such as decanters for perfume, mortar and pestle, hand warmers, massage tools, hairdressing tools, pendants, vessels for milk tea, decorative vases, incense trays, candle holders, tea sets, dressing cases and display cabinets.|
|Many of the designs were of powerful symbols of importance to the Chinese culture at the time of their creation.
Flowers such as peonies, lotuses, peach blossoms, chrysanthemums, pomegranates, plum blossoms, mythological creatures such as dragons and phoenixes and calligraphy with chinese characters for longevity, double happiness and good health.