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The canopy bed was one of the most important pieces of furniture in a Chinese household and the centerpiece of a bride's dowry. Found in the women's quarters, it was generally ornamented with symbolic rebuses auguring a long and happy marriage. The railings of this exceptionally well-crafted bed are decorated with heart-shaped jui (the mythical wish-fulfilling symbol) set against a wan fret pattern signifying ten thousand, which granted the owner the fulfillment of ten thousand wishes. Curtains were hung inside the canopy which, when closed, created a private room within a room.