Category: French Polishers

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French polishing is a wood finishing technique that consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. It results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. The process is very labour-intensive, and many manufacturers abandoned the technique around 1930, preferring the cheaper and quicker techniques of spray finishing nitrocellulose lacquer and abrasive buffing. Source: Wikipedia: French polish

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abt 1871 England, United Kingdom - 22 Apr 1948
17 Oct 1903 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia - 14 Aug 1970 photo
01 Jun 1879 Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland - 25 Nov 1949
21 Jun 1894 Ouwerkerk, Zeeland, Nederland photo
abt 1815 Ireland
abt 1851 St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - Jun 1907
1847 City of London, Middlesex, England
abt 1810 Ireland
abt 1839 Spitalfields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
abt 1820 Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
abt 1843 Holloway, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
abt 1832 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1853 Hammersmith, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
abt 1844 St Bees, London, England, United Kingdom - 1919
10 May 1860 London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom




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