French Polishing Finishes

The process of French Polishing, and when it’s a good option as a finish for your wooden furniture. French Polishing is a wooden surface finishing technique which has been in use for 150 years. It leaves a high gloss characterised by chatoyancy. Chatoyancy offers depth in the finished wooden surface, much like looking into the […]

Reviving the Past

Repair and restoration of century old davenport A davenport is an old-fashioned ornamental writing desk with drawers, and a sloping surface on which to comfortably write. This davenport is an early 20th century piece made from beautifully figured walnut veneer laid over a base of Baltic Pine. It was most likely made in the UK. […]