japanning

Definitions:

  • The art of coating surfaces of metal, wood, etc., with japan or varnish, which is dried and hardened by means of a high temperature in stoves or hot chambers.
  • The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner.
  • European technique of creating <xref>lacquerware</xref> in imitation of traditional <xref>Japanese</xref> style.
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