Traditional French Polishing

French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a high gloss surface finish, with a deep colour and reflection. Traditional hand finished French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac, a natural substance, by hand. The French Polish technique is an excellent method of enhancing the attributes of exotic woods and requires many layers to achieve the desired finish. Colour matching, making different woods types look the same, is part of the French Polishers craft.
Before restoration After restoration and French polishing
Before restoration After restoration and French polishing

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