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servante con lacche in Vernis Martin

English translation: japanned dinner wagon

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12:58 May 24, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: servante con lacche in Vernis Martin
A description of an antique piece of furniture.
Traci Andrighetti
English translation:japanned dinner wagon
Explanation:
"Servante" is a French word and "vernis martin" is a French expression for an oriental-style lacquer finish (japanning), The Martin brothers were granted a monopoly on imitation relief lacquer in France in 1730.

HTH

Giles
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Giles Watson
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Local time: 15:38
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japanned dinner wagon


Explanation:
"Servante" is a French word and "vernis martin" is a French expression for an oriental-style lacquer finish (japanning), The Martin brothers were granted a monopoly on imitation relief lacquer in France in 1730.

HTH

Giles


    An Encyclopedia of Furniture, Grange Books, London, 1997
Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 15:38
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740
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