Noun(1) a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean(2) a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building(3) lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer(4) lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
Verb(1) coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
(1) This black varnish was applied presumably as an element of mourning, or, as Edwards suggested, either to match japanned furniture in the room or in reaction to the blackening of the silvering by tarnishing.(2) Hepplewhite is most associated with pierced and shield-back chairs often with wheels, lyres, or Prince of Wales feathers, and painted or japanned work of gold on black.(3) As a result lacquered objects, mostly Japanese, but also those japanned in Europe appear in Dutch pictures more often than has previously been thought.(4) Although birds in landscapes are frequently found on Asian lacquer, the surrounding scrolled border is typically European and suggests that the piece is japanned .(5) The red, black, and gold tones suggest lacquered or japanned decoration.
Different Formsjapan, japanese, japaneses, japans
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