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by restoration-noob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair
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Re: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair

Thanks for your assistance.

I will do the color match but how do I feather the color? The wood has a finish on it.

Speaking of finish, any recommendations for a matte finish to mimic traditional Chinese matte lacquer?
by restoration-noob
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair

Actually that's what the guy at the store did. HE used Chinese black ink (the type you use for calligraphy)

However the chair isn't black it's a very dark brown with hints of other colors.

Also the ink washes away with water
by restoration-noob
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair
Replies: 5
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Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair

So I went to a store today and bought a nice antique (supposedly) Zitan chair. ​Zitan is a wood used in Chinese furniture. It is an oily wood that has red and purple undertones, but darkens over time as it secretes oil that oxidizes into a black finish. ​I noticed a red mark in one spot and asked th...

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