French Polishing

French Polishing

French Polishing

French polishing is an art in its own right. Its origins stretch back hundreds of years to ancient Japanese lacquer work, but true French polishing as we know it today began around 1830 and any furniture built prior to this date should never be French polished when work is undertaken.

Good quality French polishing should be carried out by hand to achieve a deep lustre, not shine.



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