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What is the best finish for antique furniture?

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What is the best finish for antique furniture?
The best finish for antique furniture is a matter of liking. But film finish is recommended by experts as it leaves a thick coat of film on the wood surface which protects wood from water and scratches. Shellac or varnish and water base are commonly used film finishes. Find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage furniture on 1stDibs
1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
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Italian Painted and Lacquered 1700s Door and All Authentic
Located in Cesena, FC
Lacquered furniture represents one of the highest expressions of 18th-century European furniture art, mainly

Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Doors and Gates


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Pair of Japanese Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Knife Urns, circa 1800-1815
Located in Amsterdam, NL
lacquered furniture in an American-English style, completely different from what the Dutch up till then had

Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Lacquer



Rare Regency Lacquered Writing Table
Located in Kittery Point, ME
The Japanese lacquered box hinged to open to an adjustable fabric-inset writing surface, inset in a

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables



19th Century Antique Hand Painted Chinese Lacquer Table Jewelry Cabinet
By The Lacquer Company
Located in Brea, CA
19th century antique hand painted Chinese lacquer jewelry cabinet with a pair of raised panel doors

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer



Very Fine Lacquer Chinoiserie side cabinet by Victor Raulin
By Victor Raulin
Located in Dallas, TX
Exposition Universelle, presenting high quality lacquer furniture. Victor took over his father's business in

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets



Pedestal Table in Carved Wood and Lacquered Panels, Japonisme France, circa 1880
By Perret et Vibert
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
objects and in the manufacture of carved wooden furniture of Far Eastern inspiration and lacquered

Antique 1880s French Japonisme Side Tables



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