This antiquarian book contains a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to French polishing. French Polishing is the art of covering wood with a layer of lac laid on in solution, the object being to produce a highly polished surface. Containing easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, this guide is perfect for the novice with little previous experience and makes for a great addition to collections of DIY literature. The chapters of this book are: Preparation, Staining, Filling In, Fadding-In, Colouring or Matching, Varnishing, Finishing, and Polishing Period Furniture. We have elected this book for modern republication due to the timeless nature of its contents, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on French polish.