Definitions for "Coromandel"
The west coast, or a portion of the west coast, of the Bay of Bengal.
Coromandel screens were made using a technique that employs lacquer and a putty-like substance in order to achieve decoration with raised outlines. Although the screens were made in China, the name is derived from the Coromandel coast of India from where they were shipped to Europe. Decorative panels were also made using the same technique as the screens.
Imported wood from the Coromandel coast of India, of similar blackish appearance to calamander and used from circa 178- for banding, and for small pieces of furniture.