from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of shark's skin or shagreen usually dyed green, used to cover cases, boxes, etc. As prepared it retains the tubercles with which it is studded in the natural state.


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  • Lotus Arts de Vivre's pig stool may bring out one's inner child but is strong enough for a grown-up; it's made of tough stingray galuchat leather, with touches of sterling silver ($7,500; lotusartsdevivre. com).

    Year Of The Pig

  • The highest end are rose gold plated with galuchat straps.

    Japundit - Published news


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  • I knew a most privileged cat.

    The throne where this prodigy sat

    Was lavishly built

    With silver and gilt,

    Upholstered in rare galuchat.

    August 24, 2017

  • A type of (usually) green shagreen. Antique stores are one's best chance at discovering items covered in or decorated with this fine sharkskin/rayskin leather.

    November 22, 2010