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Vernis Martin

[ver-nee mahr-tan; Fr. ver-nee mar-tan]
In interior design, vernis Martin is a type of lacquer named for the French brothers Guillaume and Etienne-Simon Martin. It is an imitation Chinese lacquer and was applied to a wide variety of items, from furniture to coaches. It is said to have been made by heating oil and copal and then adding Venetian turpentine.


  • Frederic Jones, The Concise Dictionary of Interior Design, ISBN 1-56052-067-1
  • Marianne Webb, Lacquer : Technology and Conservation: Technology and Conservation, ISBN 0-7506-4412-5
  • David Garrioch, The Making of Revolutionary Paris, ISBN 0-520-24327-7

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