vernis Martin

noun ver·nis Mar·tin \ˌverˈnēˌmärˈtan\

Definition of vernis Martin

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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