lacquerware

noun
lac·quer·ware | \ˈla-kər-ˌwer \

Definition of lacquerware 

: a decorative article usually made of wood and coated with lacquer also : such articles or ware collectively

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Chiang Mai, Thailand, was named a City of Craft and Folk Art, based on its lacquerware, bamboo weaving and other artisanal work. New York Times, "With or Without U.S. Funding, Unesco Celebrates American Cities," 26 Jan. 2018 Now, with a few clicks, anyone can arrange a visit to an atelier that makes fans, lacquerware, or knives. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Make your travel plans now: Here’s where to go in 2017," 13 Jan. 2017 The small room is filled with the objects that defined her comfortable life: exquisite lacquerware, dresses, slippers, beauty products and containers of her favorite meals, including swans and other birds. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "The Eternal Mummy Princesses," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of lacquerware

1697, in the meaning defined above

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