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

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Mahogany Dresser
Mahogany Dresser

Bow-Front

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French Cabinet
French Cabinet

1860s Walnut

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Empire Bed
Empire Bed

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

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Beidermeir Chest
Beidermeir Chest

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

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© 2015 by Paul Ebbitts. 

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