I am currently working on restoring a antique drop front French desk in the Louis the XVI taste and I am not sure what finish I should use for it. Its all fruitwood veneer so its quite delicate. Ive been recommended tung oil, shellac, and artists liquin as a top coat. Does anyone have any recommendations? I want the finish to be strong and stable but still allow for the veneer to flex. I also dont want something that will discolor and chip off over time. Thanks for the help : )
Also as a side note, does anyone know where I could source some matching veneer for a couple of patches?
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