Lacquerware

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Description

A wooden object coated with numerous layers of Oriental lacquer. The thick hard coating often is prepared with alternating color layers and then is carved into a decorative pattern. The individual layers contain inorganic fillers and brightly colored pigments. Lacquerware, used for furniture and dishes, was simulated in many European workshops with a process known as japanning.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lacado (Esp.); laque (Fr.); lacquer work

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