Lacquered eggshell-surfaced wood panels
Made entirely by hand in Vietnam, these panels are a product of a long history of decorative inlay technique indigenous to Vietnam. Duck eggs are roasted over a grill, crushed and placed into a chestnut lacquer matrix on a marine plywood substrate. This composite is then rubbed by hand into a smooth polished finish under running water. This process takes 50 days to complete from start to finish. Abalone shells are also available in the same chestnut lacquer matrix.
Colors include deep red, blue, and red dot. Applications include vertical and horizontal surfacing. Stock panels are 4′ x 8′ x 3/4″ with unfinished edges and come in five standard matrix colors. Custom sizes, colors and patterns are available.
Contact: Robin Reigi Inc., New York, NY, USA.
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