Lacquer for Antiques and Reproductions

Early 19th-century pie-crust table

It’s widely believed and promoted that the proper finish for 18th and 19th-century antique furniture and reproductions is shellac. The reason is that shellac was the finish that was most likely used in that time period. I have no problem with this, but I want to make the case that nitrocellulose lacquer is also appropriate. Here’s the main consideration when choosing a finish for very old furniture and for reproductions of […]

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