Dating back to the 18th century, French polishing is a labor-intensive application of many layers of shellac, usually to highly figurative wood such as mahagony and walnut. 

Finishes french polishing

Side Table
Side Table

Chippendale

Mahogany Dresser
Mahogany Dresser

Bow-Front

French Cabinet
French Cabinet

1860s Walnut

Empire Bed
Empire Bed

Reproduction. manufactured of Hunduras mahogany, then colored with potassium dichromate and French polished, as appropriate to the period.

Beidermeir Chest
Beidermeir Chest

Hand stripped repaired veneer. Color and Lacquer to original condition.

© 2015 by Paul Ebbitts. 

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