French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and chatoyancy.
French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with oil
Samples of traditional antique furniture associated with French Polishing
( These are from the portfolio of Kevin Rosser a French Polisher for approaching 50 years )
Some traditional antique furniture
Another Rustic Table but somewhat older Polished by Paul
And a more Traditional Small Antique Side Table Polished by Paul