vernis Martin

ver·​nis Mar·​tin | \ ˌverˈnēˌmärˈtan \

Definition of vernis Martin

: a preparation of green varnish with gold powder used to finish furniture also : furniture finished with vernis Martin

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History and Etymology for vernis Martin

French, literally, Martin varnish, after Robert Martin †1765 and his brothers Guillaume, Simon-Étienne, & Julien Martin, 18th century French furniture makers and decorators

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“Vernis Martin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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