I've been watching the Netflix piece on Ancient Rome and noticed a beautifully lacquered desk which I felt might not be accurate for the time. Does anyone have information about their use of lacquer for their furniture?

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    Lacquer comes from a tree cultivated in India/China/Japan, so ancient Romans could have had some imported lacquered furniture but it'd be pretty rare. Could you post a picture of the desk you're talking about? It could just be stylized wood with a nice coating of resin varnish rather than actual lacquer.
    – Giter
    Aug 27 '18 at 14:19

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