New Century word of the week September 10-16

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Laburnum: Hard wood of yellowish tint streaked with brown, used for parquetry veneer from the end of the seventeenth century.

Lacquer: Art of lacquering (which was known in China as early as the middle of the first millennium B.C.) originated in discovering sap on lac-tree has protective properties can be used to coat almost any material and forms a hard semi-transparent film.

Lambeth: A loosely used term for tin-enameled earthenware. It was made in Lambeth, Southwark England and other London riverside pot works, in Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.

Lancashire Chair: An oak type chair with solid back panel surmounted by lunette-shaped cresting.

Lantern Clock: Earliest type of domestic clock in general use in England.

Latten: A base yellow alloy of zinc and copper; like brass.

Lattice work: Furniture (chairs particularly) of the mid-eighteenth century in Chinese taste made use of lattice work decoration.

Leeds: The most important of Yorkshire potteries, the factory founded about 1760 by Green Brothers, to be known from the mid-1770’s as Humble, Green & Co., later by Hartley, Greens & Co., trading under several names and ownerships from 1820 till its close in 1878