This desk is outstanding among existing short furniture, with solid board and vermillion inside; its flared legs look elegant and beautiful while steadily supporting the desk. There are openwork carved Ru-yi cloud head patterns between legs, and at the joint between the legs and the desk panel, there are inlayed hollowed-out cloud head spandrel patterns, echoing the bigger cloud head patterns between legs. This design is very rarely seen. In Ming Furniture, there is another piece included, called “Flared-leg kang desk with everted flanges decorated with Xichi (a kind of water bird) patterns, Ming Dynasty”, of which the appearance is similar, but with a mortised-and-tenoned frame assembled to the panel. It was a replica made by craftsmen from Lu Ban Workshop in Beijing in the 1940s. However, the desk herein is an authentic and precious treasure passed down from Ming Dynasty.