Coromandel - (Wood Lacquer) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Coromandel - (Wood, Lacquer) (1) Wood. Ebony imported from the Coromandel coast of India and used for banding; favored during the Regency period; blackish with light stripes. (2) Lacquer. Incised Oriental lacquer popular in England from the second half of the seventeenth century; 'Bantam-work' is the more usual term.


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