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Japanning

Scope note

The hard-finish lacquering technique which utilizes many coats of varnish composed of shellac dissolved in spirit, then polished and decorated, usually Oriental in style and subject matter. Originally developed as a substitute for genuine Oriental lacquer which was popular during the second half of the 17th century. OCDA

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Term type

AAT
Technique
Material

Getty AAT term number

300053797

Broader Terms used

lacquering

Term used for

japanned work

Equivalent Terms used

japanned

Created

12yrs ago

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