vernis martin

vernis martin

[ver-nee mahr-tan; French ver-nee mar-tan]
noun
a finish for furniture, invented in France in the 18th century in imitation of Chinese lacquer.
Also, vernis Martin.


Origin:
1875–80; < French: literally, Martin varnish, named after the brothers Martin, 18th-century French craftsmen

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