Orange shellac

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Orange Shellac on glass (visible light left; UV light right)


Light orange, transparent flakes of Shellac that have been cleaned but not bleached. Orange shellac has also been made by coloring bleached shellac with up to 1% Orpiment.

Synonyms and Related Terms

gomme laque orangée (Fr.); goma laca anaranjada (Esp.)


MFA- Shellac, orange.jpg

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ethanol.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 706
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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