What is the meaning of the furniture term Lacquer?

The term lacquer refers to a type of finish that is applied to furniture or other objects to create a highly glossy, smooth, and durable surface. Lacquer typically consists of a protective and decorative coating made from a resinous material, such as shellac or synthetic substances like acrylic or polyurethane. The lacquer finish can be applied in multiple layers, after which it is sanded and polished to achieve the desired level of shine and smoothness. Lacquer finishes are known for their high-quality and luxurious appearance, and they can come in various colors and styles. Oriental lacquer is a high dense finish. Modern lacquer is a compound of cellulose derivatives.
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