lacquer

Lacquer is a hard, glossy finish made from the resinous sap of the lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum). The term lacquerware refers to decorative objects covered with lacquer, which can be painted, inlaid and carved. Lacquerware is associated primarily with East Asian cultures.  Web resource here.

LacquerAttributed to Umezawa Ryūshin. Cosmetic Box with Tiger Lilies, Pinks, and Cricket. Lacquerware. Ca. 1912–30. Denver Art Museum.