GLR specializes in hand applied shellac and wax finishing using traditional methods, including French Polishing. For those items with old or original finishes every attempt is made to preserve the original color and patina. At the clients request, items can also be finished in a variety of other materials including varnish, lacquer, oil or wax.

  • Repair/cleaning of smoke water damaged finshes
  • Color matching and inpainting
  • Revival of worn finishes
  • Restoration of painted finishes and Oriental Lacquer
  • Cleaning of brass and mercury-gilt ormolu mounts