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Shellac/Varnish

Posted By: Jack Andrews <JWAANDSAA@aol.com> (spider-mtc-tl064.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 6/9/2 17:09

In order to identify a finish one can use the alcohol test for shellac but sometimes someone has refinished a clock having an original shellac finish with varnish instead of shellac. Therefore it would be helpful to know about when varnish was introduced and/or when shellac was no longer used commercially. Can anyone provide some guidance?

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