The collection of "old lacquers" is represented by works of foreign and domestic workshops of the first third of the 19th - early 20th centuries. These are English, Persian, and Stobwasser (German) lacquers, as well as items made in small domestic workshops: Austen, Ekk, Nazhevshchikov, the Vishnyakovs, and the Lukutins.
The museum has a respectable collection of "Lukutin" lacquers, named after the owners of the manufactory, the Moscow merchants of the XIX - early XX centuries Lukutins. Products of the manufactory were distinguished by excellent quality, received high awards at domestic and foreign exhibitions. Vishnyakov lacquers were no less famous. Vishnyakov brothers, the owners of the workshops, focused on different social classes, producing both expensive and affordable goods. In the collection there is a great variety of items made by "Lukutin" and "Vishniakov" masters - caskets, teapots, matchboxes, bouviers, canes, albums, cellars, purses, wallets, purses, cigar holders, snuff boxes, expensive boxes for documents, eyeglass cases, pencil cases, etc. The subjects of lacquer miniatures are equally diverse and include genre scenes of rural and urban life, historical events, portraits of prominent statesmen and folk figures, as well as reproductions of Russian and foreign easel paintings. Magnificent works by "Vishnyakov" masters of XIX century are among the objects of this period: "Dinning Girl", "Returning from the meadow", "Winter troika" which are represented in the permanent exposition of the museum.
The owners of the workshops did not put the names of the masters on the goods. However, some of them have been attributed. In particular, one of the artists of Lukuta Manufactory was Krylov Dmitry Aristarkhovich, an honorary citizen of the Russian Empire, who received this title for his supreme skill. His work "At the Apiary" is represented in the permanent exhibition of Russian lacquer miniatures.