French polishing of antiques is a technique used to protect and to bring out the woods natural colour and beauty. It was used throughout the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods. French polishing improves the appearance of furniture by bringing out the figure in the wood, creating depth to the finish and giving a natural luster.
When we are carrying out polishing to your antiques, whether it is an item of furniture, wood paneling in a listed property or even staircases in a Tudor manor house, we always use the traditional methods and materials that are best suited to the type of timber.
At R Young & Sons – French Polishing Ltd, we have years of experience and expert knowledge in the restoration process of antiques. You can be assured that we can overcome the effects of fire, flood, damage caused in transit, accidents and general wear and tear.
The more common type of repairs and restoration we undertake on antiques are:-
- Scratch and dent repair
- Veneer repairs i.e. blisters, missing banding, splits and shrinkage
- Repairing loose joints
- Clean and revive to bring back to life
- Re-polishing to remove the effects of crazing or sun bleaching