Japanning Ja*pan"ning, n. The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Japanning — is a word originating from the 17th century, used to describe the European imitation of Asian lacquerwork, originally used on furniture.JapannedJapanned is most often a heavy black lacquer, almost like enamel paint. The European technique uses… …   Wikipedia

  • Japanning — Japan Ja*pan (j[.a]*p[a^]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Japanned} (j[.a]*p[a^]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Japanning}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • japanning — ▪ decorative art  in the decorative arts, process popular in 18th century Europe for finishing and ornamenting wood, leather, tin, and papier mâché in imitation of the celebrated lacquerwork of the Japanese. In modern industry, the term refers to …   Universalium

  • japanning — noun European technique of creating lacquerware in imitation of traditional Japanese style …   Wiktionary

  • japanning — ja·pan || dÊ’É™ pæn v. varnish with japan lacquer; coat with any black lacquer n. shiny black lacquer which originated in Japan; something varnished with japan lacquer adj. of or pertaining to japan lacquer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • japanning — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of japan (III) : the process of varnishing with japan; also : the material used …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanning kettle — Лаковарочный котёл, котёл для варки лака …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Pontypool japan — In the late 17th century, there was a developing trade in metal goods made of thin iron sheet, spurred by development of the rolling mill. Rust proofing this iron was obviously important. Tin plating had been developed in Germany, and British… …   Wikipedia

  • Lacquer — For items made with lacquer, see Lacquerware. Lacquer box with inlaid mother of pearl peony decor, Ming Dynasty, 16th century In a general sense, lacquer is a somewhat imprecise term for a clear or coloured varnish that dries by solvent… …   Wikipedia

  • Martin Pierce — is a furniture and hardware designer [1] born in Worcester, England, and now residing in Los Angeles, California. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1980 and has over this period developed several unique styles of furniture, which include his… …   Wikipedia

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