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Location: Glossary

A resin coating- usually glossy, but may be modified by matting agents. The original lacquer from the Orient is a tree sap- it is also referred to by the Japanese name urushi. Traditionally, lacquer refers to shellacs, gum resins, and other naturally occurring materials. In modern usage lacquer is any kind of coating, natural resin or synthetic material that is suspended in a solvent for application and dries on the surface of an object by evaporation of the solvent.