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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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japanned work

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