Definition of coromandel in English:
1 (also coromandel wood or coromandel ebony) A fine-grained, grayish-brown wood streaked with black, used in furniture. Also called calamander.
- The frame is exceptionally fine; it looks like coromandel wood and the textured gray mat is obviously hand-detailed.
- Some quality caddies and tea chests were made in coromandel wood and were decorated with inlays of engraved brass, brass thin lines, and shell.
- Executed in coromandel wood, each hinged flap mounted with a blue Wedgwood style oval plaque framed with a shaped beveled brass plate and brass rope twist moldings.
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from Coromandel Coast, from which Asian lacquerware was originally transshipped.
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