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lacquer

(lak′ĕr) [Portuguese lacre, ult. fr Persian lâk, (tree) resin, lac]
A resin or varnish that leaves a tough coating on a surface. It may be impregnated with medication, e.g., in the treatment of diseases of the toenails or fingernails.
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Chinese lacquer work reached its zenith around 1680 when the Emperor K'ang Hsi established a royal factory next to the imperial palace in Peking.
It flourishes the likes of a virtuoso piece of rococo cabinet-making, a Louis XV commode confected out of imported Chinese lacquer and embellished with finely chiselled gilt-bronze mounts and topped with marble (Fig.
The taste for the exotic and rare is shown, for example, by a magnificent pair of George I side tables made for the 1st Duke of Newcastle and attributed to James Moore that still retain their rich Chinese lacquer tops; priced at just over 1m [pounds sterling], they recently sold privately on the London market (Fig.
In 1937 excavations revealed two treasure rooms filled with Indian ivories, Han-period Chinese lacquer, Hellenistic painted glassware and Graeco-Roman bronzes.
The brand's Asian heritage comes through in little touches like the Chinese lacquered vanity boxes in the bathrooms and the restaurant's Asian-inspired menu.
Give concrete ornaments a Chinese lacquered effect by covering them with colourful water-based acrylic paints
The great Coco Chanel had an apartment there for many years, filling her rooms with rock crystal chandeliers, Chinese lacquered Coromandel screens, books in fine bindings and much more.
It housed a spacious lounge with Chinese lacquered writing desk, petit Louis fireplace, three-piece suite and widescreen TV.
European collectors coined a word for this obsession with the Orient - they called it "Le Japonisme" and people we might call "Les Japonistes" set blue and white oriental porcelain vases filled with white lilac or chrysanthemums on simple tables against Chinese lacquered screens.

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