A step by step look at a local artisan’s process of hand painting a Chinese Coromandel lacquer screen from preparing the materials to painting the detailed scene.
This is another type of cracked lacquer does not require the use of sheets of fabric. This finish is a bit more common as it is often seen on reproductions today. Here are the steps involved: First a layer of “nizi” – a kind of gesso/adhesive, is spread evenly over the surface of the furniture, preferably brushing […]
This is how this particular antique/distressed looking finish is created in our workshop. In Chinese, this particular finish is known as 布纹漆 1) A large sheet of fabric (often a course, light cotton) is laid out on top of a flat even surface such as a large sheet of plywood or a tabletop. A even […]