Are you looking for an experienced French polisher in Kensington?
If you have antique furniture or any highly-figured wood, French polishing is considered one of the most beautiful finishes.
This technique first appeared in the 18th century, but became more prominent in the Victorian era and was most commonly used on expensive woods like mahogany.
However, the first polishing techniques using shellac appeared around 1590 during the Elizabethan era. How do we know this? Because it featured in the recordings of an English writer travelling to India around this time.
What is French polish made of exactly?
The core ingredient of this French polish is Shellac, which is derived from the effluvium of a beetle called the Laccifer Lacca. These insects are found on bark on India and other Eastern countries. This polish was confined to the Middle East until the French brought it over in the 17th century.
Since preparation of surfaces and technique is so important, it’s best to hire a professional French polishing company, like Prestige French Polishing.
Our areas include London, Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge. At Prestige, it’s our job to make your furniture look utterly beautiful, every time.
To contact our French polishers in Kensington, call 0207 2211654 or 07847 220255.
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