This nest of tables has been in my family for over 45 years, but was in desperate need of a bit of TLC. So I'm currently stripping them back to bare timber, shellacing them and then french polishing all three tables. They are made of maple and have beautiful turned Queen Anne legs. The photo shows the before and after of one of the completed tables. As you can see, the french polish coat gives the table a beautiful "glass effect" and also helps to bring out the grain of the timber.