20C Chinese Lacquer Jewelry Case

20C Chinese Lacquer Jewelry Case…………………………………LOVELY little Chinese jewelry case or box.

20C Chinese Lacquer Jewelry Case

Probably mid-20th Century.

Papier Mache……heavily lacquered……flower and wood patterns.

Interior is fully lined with red floral silk lining.

Lid lifts to reveal area for storage of jewelry, trinkets, etc

The front has 2 pull out drawers.


LACQUER: Lacquer is a clear or coloured wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation or a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. This finish can be of any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss, and it can be further polished as required. It is also used for "lacquer paint", which is a paint that typically dries better on a hard and smooth surface.

The term lacquer originates from the Sanskrit word lākshā (लाक्षा) representing the number 100,000, which was used for both the Lac insect (because of their enormous number) and the scarlet resinous secretion it produces that was used as wood finish in ancient India and neighbouring areas.[1] In terms of modern products for coating finishes, lac-based finishes are likely to be referred to as shellac, while lacquer often refers to other polymers dissolved in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as nitrocellulose, and later acrylic compounds dissolved in lacquer thinner, a mixture of several solvents typically containing butyl acetate and xylene or toluene. Lacquer is more durable than shellac.

In the decorative arts, lacquer or lacquerware refers to a variety of techniques used to decorate wood, metal or other surfaces, especially carving into deep coatings of many layers of lacquer.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacquer


20C Chinese Lacquer Jewelry Case.

Provenance: Bought at an Estate Sale in Ireland.

Dimensions: 11.25" wide, 6' tall and 5.8" deep

Price: $225.00 - SOLD

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20C Chinese Lacquer Jewelry Case