French Polishing in Chelsea

Has your antique furniture lost its original glow? Then experience the finest French polishing in 2016.

This technique first became prominent in the 18th century, and even more so during the Victorian era, when it commonly used on mahogany and other expensive woods. However, it has been around since the 16th century, although the term ‘French Polish’ wasn’t used until around 1820.

It’s considered to be the best technique for achieving a high-gloss finish, especially for fine furniture or string instruments, using shellac dissolved in alcohol, to give that irresistible sheen to furniture. Shellac is a mystical-sounding substance, which is, in fact, the encrustation surrounding an insect found in the East.

When hiring a French polishing service, it’s important they prepare your surface beforehand, as even the slightest imperfections will be apparent underneath.

At Prestige French Polishing, we work throughout West London-including Chelsea- restoring the glow to your lack-lustre wood, and giving antiques a new lease of life. Our team are committed to providing a highly professional and speedy service to all our valued customers.

So, whether you’re in Chelsea or Kensington, give us a call.

0207 2211 654.