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Gordon Campbell

Mottled and curled wood of the Pterocarpus indicus tree found in Ambon, in the Moluccan Islands (Indonesia); it has been used in marquetry since the 16th century.

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Gordon Campbell

Attractive and extremely hard cabinet wood from Sri Lanka and the Coromandel coast of south-east India; the wood is the product of Diospyros quaesita (family Ebenaceae), and so a type of ebony.

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Ebony  

Gordon Campbell

Hard black wood, obtained from various species of the family Ebenaceae, especially Diospyros ebenum (sourced by the British from Sri Lanka and the French from Madagascar) and Diospyros melanoxylon (Zebra-wood from the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand) but also species such as Brya ebenus (the Jamaican rain tree)....

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School of Indochina, 20th century, male.

Born 20th century, in Vietnam.

Painter, decorative artist.

Hoai Nam's paintings and lacquerware have been exhibited in Paris.

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Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, to a family originally from Ha Bac province.

Painter, lacquerer. Scenes with figures, figures, landscapes.

Hoang Tuch Chu graduated from the school of fine arts in Hanoi in 1941 and specialized in lacquer work. He favours themes from rural life, and his compositions are robust and well put together....

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Monique D. J. M. Teunissen

Dutch interior designer and industrial designer of Indonesian birth. After training at the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs (now the Gerrit Rietveld Academie), Amsterdam (1950–54), he rapidly established himself as a designer. His first industrial contacts were made as a consultant/adviser to the Good Living foundation (...

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Cambodian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 11 July 1955, in Phnom Penh.

Painter, draughtswoman, decorative artist.

Lim Hann was a student at the school of fine arts in Phnom Penh. From 1973 to 1975 she decorated cinema auditoria in Phnom Penh and designed cinema and theatre publicity posters. She continued this work in Bangkok between ...

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Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born 1908, to a family originally from the province of Ha Tay; died 1993.

Painter, lacquerer.

Nguyen Gia Tri graduated from the Indochina fine arts college. He lived in Hong Kong between 1946 and 1951 and settled in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in ...

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Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist.

Nguyen Sao has exhibited paintings and lacquerwork.

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Sadeli  

Gordon Campbell

Type of mosaic or marquetry that originated in Shiraz (Iran) and was later introduced in Mumbai (India), probably in the 16th century. The technique was commonly used to veneer sandalwood boxes with complex patterns, using materials such as ebony, horn, ivory and previous metals.

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Teapoy  

Gordon Campbell

Anglo-Indian term derived from the Hindi tirpad or tripad, a small three-legged table or stand. An erroneous association with tea led to its use in 19th-century England to denote a three-legged tea table on a central pillar, sometimes fitted with a box (the tea-caddy) on the top....

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Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Haiphong; died 1994.

Painter, engraver, lacquerer.

Tran Van Can graduated from the Indochina fine arts college in 1936 and was director of the fine arts college of Vietnam from 1954 to 1964 and president of the Artists’ Association ...

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Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born in Indochina (now Vietnam).

Painter, decorative artist.

Paintings and lacquerwork by this artist have been exhibited in Paris.