When attempting to purchase nitrocellulose lacquer for my 1960s
cars, I was told by the fellow selling it that it is now a very
poor cousin to the lacquer used in the '60s, due to government
regulation relating to formulation. It is possible the 1920s
lacquer was diminished by changes in the 1950s.
He (the automotive paint seller) stated that acrylic lacquer is a
far superior product at this time. I'm not sure how this applies
to lacquer on interior wood.
[ At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacquer#Nitrocellulose_lacquers
[ "These lacquers are also used on wooden products, furniture
[ primarily, and on musical instruments and other objects. ...
[ Nitrocellulose lacquers produce a very hard yet flexible,
[ durable finish that can be polished to a high sheen."
[ At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacquer#Acrylic_lacquers
[ "The advantage of acrylic lacquer is its exceptionally fast
[ drying time."
[ -- Editor (Robbie)