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2014-July-10 Source: Newsgd.com
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Export Lacquer Ware

China is the hometown of lacquer ware .Lacquer wares were found in the Hemudu Culture Site of the early 6000 years ago .In the 18th century, Chinese furniture exported to European were mainly made of lacquer. Gold-traced lacquer painting was the main decorative method. Styles were various, including kitchen cabinets, tables and chairs, screens, fans, sewing box and toolbox, etc. Wood used for furniture production was ordered in advance and transported to Guangzhou. Having been painted, lacquered and foil coated in Guangzhou, lacquer was transported to the place where it was ordered.

Gold-traced Lacquer Painting Screen with the Design of Dragon-boat Race, Qing Dynasty

Gold-traced Lacquer Sewing Machine Table with the Design of Figures, Qing Dynasty

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