4 result(s) found.

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » October

...  here . Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments » Why Lacquer? October 11th, 2013 | posted by Justine D'Ooge Used to decorate various objects, lacquer has come to be admired for it smooth, polished finish.......  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. Japanese Lacquer Tray. Circa 1900. As early as 4,000-3,000 BCE sap was being harvested from the lacquer tree, rhus verniciflua , and used to protect everyday objects.......  Finished lacquer is not only impressive in its appearance, but also in its durability; once the complicated task of polishing and burnishing lacquer is completed, it results in an impermeable surface, one that is resistant to moisture, alkali, and even acids... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Stories

...  here . Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments » Why Lacquer? October 11th, 2013 | posted by Justine D'Ooge Used to decorate various objects, lacquer has come to be admired for it smooth, polished finish.......  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. Japanese Lacquer Tray. Circa 1900. As early as 4,000-3,000 BCE sap was being harvested from the lacquer tree, rhus verniciflua , and used to protect everyday objects.......  Finished lacquer is not only impressive in its appearance, but also in its durability; once the complicated task of polishing and burnishing lacquer is completed, it results in an impermeable surface, one that is resistant to moisture, alkali, and even acids... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Justine D’Ooge

...[…] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog | Comments Off Why Lacquer? October 11th, 2013 Used to decorate various objects, lacquer has come to be admired for it smooth, polished finish.......  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. As […] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
...Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A A A Lacquer Oriental varnish obtained from the sap of the lacquer tree....... Gave a high-gloss finish to furniture in Europe in the 17th century. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals were often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect... Read More »