Coromandel lacquer

Coromandel lacquer is a chinese technic, painted and carved on a surface made of several layers lacquer of different colors.

This art had an apogee during the late 17th century. Chinese junks loaded with paravent and cabinets were delivered in Coromandel harbor, and then to Europe. Rich buyers were interested in those items only for the lacquered panels. Those objets were dismantled and used to embellished occidental furnitures, and especially commodes during the 18th century.

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