FRENCH POLISHERS IN Essex and the home counties


French Polishing describes the skilled application of shellac to a wood surface. The process of building up fine layers of shellac results in a finish that not only gives a brilliant shine but also a deep lustre that shows wood off to its best advantage. 


Traditional French Polishing is a labour intensive process which requires patience and skill; it is typically achieved over a period of time by experienced and accomplished tradesmen.


Historically, French Polish was applied to more expensive woods such as mahogany to provide the ultimate finish. Over time, more modern techniques have been developed, which are less labour intensive, but traditional French Polishing remains the most efficient method and continues to be the simplest way to restore the finish on furniture.

Contact us for more information on our French polishing services


There comes a point in the lifetime of furniture when it requires a level of restoration. This could consist of light cleaning to remove accumulated grime or a complete overhaul to restore the piece to its former glory. The finish to the piece may be stripped back and redone whilst retaining the original patination. Damage to areas of furniture will be repaired or replaced and matched in to the original finish using similar materials.

The restoration of furniture is carried out by highly skilled individuals using traditional and modern techniques and materials.

We can transform your tired looking furniture back to its original condition.


If you wish to discuss our restoration services at greater depth with a member of our team, or to make an enquiry about our comprehensive polishing service, be sure to email using our contact form, or by calling 01245 409 487 and we’ll be happy to help.


Contact us for more information on our restoration services

Website powered by BT

What is a Cookie?

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies we use and what they do
We use Google Analytics Cookies and identifiers. Google Analytics mainly uses first party cookies which measure and report statistics about user interactions on our website. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, State or City in the world their users come from, also known as IP Geolocation.

Controlling cookies
You can choose to accept, disable or delete any individual cookie. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser by going into Settings on your browser to find control features to accept or reject cookies. This is also where you can delete cookies already stored in the browser’s memory. This may however prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. It is also advisable to update your internet browser, install anti-spyware software and access websites only from a secure internet network in order to be more protected from security threats and those that attempt to use cookies for malicious intent.

Overall, the cookies on our website help us to see how many visitors we have to our website and help us to provide you with a better website. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.