Antique Furniture Restoration & Contemporary Furniture refinishing in Washington D.C., Maryland & Northern Virginia

Clair & Co refinished  these tables in a well known  Washington D.C . Wine cellar. We offer excellent  furniture refinishing services . These gorgeous tables were with finished and coated with a semi gloss lacquer..

Clair & Co refinished these tables in a well known Washington D.C. Wine cellar. We offer excellent furniture refinishing services. These gorgeous tables were with finished and coated with a semi gloss lacquer..

Clair & Co  removed several scratches in the surface of this  classical mahogany dining table with leaves  located in the Irish Embassy in  Washington D.C.  This table was hand rubbed down to remove the damage without sanding into the wood. The top coat finish was  french polished  after being grained filled, waxed and sealed with several coats of shellac. This type of  bespoke hand rubbed finishing  method is the appropriate way to restore an  aged antique finish  without diminishing the intrinsic market value of a true antique. This is the essence of  antique restoration .

Clair & Co removed several scratches in the surface of this classical mahogany dining table with leaves located in the Irish Embassy in Washington D.C. This table was hand rubbed down to remove the damage without sanding into the wood. The top coat finish was french polished after being grained filled, waxed and sealed with several coats of shellac. This type of bespoke hand rubbed finishing method is the appropriate way to restore an aged antique finish without diminishing the intrinsic market value of a true antique. This is the essence of antique restoration.

French polishing & antique waxing conservation services in Washington D.C.

Clair & Co are experts in bespoke hand rubbed finishes including French polished finishes as well hand rubbed furniture wax. In many instances this type of work can be performed on site. French polishing produces the finest high sheen appearance to antiques. Conversley If a low luster look is desired antiques may also be waxed and hand rubbed to a satin sheen.

Clair & Co  can also  refinish furniture  with  modern coating technologies , Utilizing  water based lacquer ,  nitrocellulose lacquer ,  conversion varnishes  etc. These are great options to restore the condition of  contemporary furniture  such as  Baker, Kimball, Maitland-Smith  etc.  Furniture refinishing  of this nature is typically done off site. Turn around on  furniture refinishing  is 3-4 weeks to complete with 1-2 weeks lead time to start project. If you are seeking  furniture refinishing in Washington D.C . we can assist.

Clair & Co can also refinish furniture with modern coating technologies, Utilizing water based lacquer, nitrocellulose lacquer, conversion varnishes etc. These are great options to restore the condition of contemporary furniture such as Baker, Kimball, Maitland-Smith etc. Furniture refinishing of this nature is typically done off site. Turn around on furniture refinishing is 3-4 weeks to complete with 1-2 weeks lead time to start project. If you are seeking furniture refinishing in Washington D.C. we can assist.

This  period Dutch Vitrine cabinet  has a  hand rubbed wax finish . Hardware is removed prior to surface cleaning. Wax is then applied by hand in layers and rubbed out to adjust the sheen.  Furniture wax  is sold in many colors and may be used to adjust the hue of  antique furniture  without removal of the aged patina. This produces an amazing effect on the appearance of dried out antiques.  Antique furniture waxing  can be performed on site.

This period Dutch Vitrine cabinet has a hand rubbed wax finish. Hardware is removed prior to surface cleaning. Wax is then applied by hand in layers and rubbed out to adjust the sheen. Furniture wax is sold in many colors and may be used to adjust the hue of antique furniture without removal of the aged patina. This produces an amazing effect on the appearance of dried out antiques. Antique furniture waxing can be performed on site.