The eight-lobed box is decorated with polychrome lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays on a black lacquer ground. In the centre, the Shou longevity character surrounded by inlaid mother-of-pearl geometric patterns. Each part is adorned with painted floral scrolls and butterflies. The sides of the box and cover also painted and inlaid. The inside of the cover with a central mother-of-pearl Shou character circled by painted stylized dragons and the emblems of the Eight Daoist immortals among clouds. In Chinese iconography, the butterfly (hudie 蝴蝶) is a symbol of joy, luck, longevity and marital happiness. All these patterns are very auspicious, they are wishes of happiness and longevity for newlyweds.