The staining of wood to black to resemble ebony, a common decorative technique used in Renaissance Revival and Louis XIV furniture. moldings, and paneling. Oftentimes, ebonized furniture is found in a room with very rococo plasterwork, or with gilded ceiling medallions, door moldings, and china. Ebonized wood moldings, surrounded by gilded trim, is a home accent commonly associated with Eastlake style furnishings.
This table and matching sideboard were a lot of work to strip. The old varnish was highly worn and scratched. These pieces were not of high value and there was no historic significance to them.
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