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12Nov
CUMBERLAND TABLE
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French Polishing Technique

case study: CUMBERLAND TABLE

Project

This is thought to be a cumberland table supplied to henry frederick the duke of cumberland. (One of george iii’s brothers) all the leafs had varying discolouration the polish had bleached over time with an additional leaf added on later which was considerably darker. The client wanted the item french polished and the colour balanced out. So we stripped the tops and stained/colour matched all leafs.This was achieved using different mixtures of water stains aswell as oxalic acid to remove some of the old water marks french polish was then built up to a full grain. This involved building up layers and layers of french polish and cutting back. We eventually finished it with a wax finish dulling down the french polish to create a smooth satin effect.

CLIENT: PRIVATE

CATEGORY: FRENCH POLISHING

SKILLS: FRENCH POLISHING

ADDRESS: BELGRAVIA

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12Nov
RESTORATION OF PERIOD DOORS – CHELSEA
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French Polishing Refinishing

case study: RESTORATION OF PERIOD DOORS - CHELSEA

Project

The doors belonged to a mansion block in chelsea. The client wanted a more natural colour, rather than the opaque colour which was initially on there. We went about stripping both sides and then using oxalic acid to remove any superficial water marks. We then used an external varnish which we built up also balancing out colour as we went along, using earth pigments and water stains. The internal sides were cut back and french polished to complete. French polish was applied generously to create an impressive lustre.

CLIENT: INTERIOR DESIGNER

CATEGORY: FRENCH POLISHING / REFINISHING

SKILLS: FRENCH POLISHING FURNITURE RESTORATION, COLOURING

ADDRESS: LONDON, CHELSEA SW3

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