Conserving an Anglo-Indian Teak Table – Finishing The Pierced Panels

With the panels reassembled after the fretwork was completed, I installed them into their openings and finished them to be visually harmonious with the remaining fabric of the table.



Using a combination of shellac/ethanol solution with dyes and pigments and aqueous shellac/gauche I was able to pull the coloration together.  Once again, my aim was to get the gray value right first, then the chroma and hue, and finally the gloss.  Here are a couple of “along the way” images to show the gentle buildup of the coloration in a glazing method.

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In the end I was not displeased with the overall result.