Antique Furniture Refinishing and Finishing
Finishing of Fine
and Period Antique Furniture requires detailed knowledge of period finishes
and shellacs, polishes and waxes.
We at Buckhead Fine Restorations use finishing techniques learned from years of European apprenticeship
and decades of experience finishing all types of fine antiques made from a
wide variety of materials.
Most of our wood finishing is hand rubbed French polish or hand buffed wax finish
or a delicate combination of the two. We custom blend all of our polishes. We use seed lac, button lac, garnet,
orange and de-waxed blond separately and together as needed to give just the
right sheen, depth and color to your period antique.
In some cases an antique may call for a hand rubbed oil varnish finish which we also can apply with fabulous results. Oil varnish has a wonderful rich look and sheen as does French Polish.
As a rule, we refinish only when
absolutely necessary: that is when the existing finish is completely
deteriorated. In the vast majority of our finishing work we remove minimal finish being careful to leave age and
A large portion of our finish work is reviving and brightening the existing
natural finish by removing years of dirt and grime and allowing the beauty of
the noble woods to shine through in full splendor. Our main concern in finish and polish work is leaving the patina and
therefore the aged beauty of the piece.
The results of our cleaning, restoration, repair and finishing work are
generally amazing - fine antiques that had lost their luster and sparkle are
restored not only to their original grace, but often to an even higher level
of character and patina that can only come through time and proper conservation.