LA Custom Finishes

Antique Walnut is the selected finish for all Lillian August upholstery pieces unless otherwise specified. Upholstery orders do not require the two digit number (-00) for the chosen finish.

Lillian August uses the highest quality materials in all of its products. Finishes are not guaranteed to be a perfect match as each piece is finished by our Artisans’ hands. Wood, like all natural materials, has inherent disparities in color and grain pattern. There will be variation in color, texture and shading. Every finish was created for a specific wood species. Variation will occur when a finish is used on a different wood species and can change the overall look of the finish. We strive to provide an accurate representation of all finishes on our website, but due to changes in lighting, types of monitors, and photography limitations, color variation is possible.

Standard Finishes

LC: Antique Walnut (M)
A rich, clear, and dark brown finish with reddish undertones reminiscent of the color of a dark acorn.
10: Beeswax (H)
A medium brown high sheen finish with hand-applied burnishing and a deep luster.
K2: Black (L)
A deep rich true black finish with a deep luster.
Cafe Noir (H)
The color of rich, dark Colombian coffee; a beautifully sleek, dark brown/black finish with a high sheen.
M2: Carob Brown(L)
A low sheen, warm brown finish, that enhances a beautiful grain and warm tonal ranges.
C7: Cashmere
The warmth and elegance of this high-sheen dark walnut finish adds a touch of class and refinement to any item.
B4: Charbrown (L)
With undertones of black that are first applied to fill in the graining, Charbrown is a deep, dark chestnut with a clear view of the wood.
J8: Cinder (L)
A clear medium-brown finish with hints of dusky grey beneath the surface provides an almost iridescent effect.
42: Cognac (H)
Rich medium brown earth tones accentuate this high-sheen finish with depth and satiny sheen.
G1: Cotswold (H)
A deep clear brown finish with a medium-high sheen level is apt for a formal traditional or urban high end contemporary look.
31: Driftwood (L)
A neutrally aged pecan-toned finish enhanced with a bleached grey/beige overtone to characterize a weathered antique.
N6: Earth Grey (L)
The earth grey finish offers casual light grey hues with a dry antique vintage character.
44: Ebony (M)
A rich rubbed-through black finish that highlights the underlying wood tones with a lustrous satin-like patina.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
R9: Ember (H)
A clear, medium-brown finish with a slight grey undertone enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
48: Espresso (M)
Deep rich black traditional finish with a deep luster that has a very light rub-through along the perimeter edge.
E5: French Blue (L)
Aged like a fine vintage Court piece, this is a beautiful grey-blue paint with hints of silver, dry brushing, and glazing.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
R7: French Pearl (M)
French Pearl is a subtle pearlized finish on a highly figured lacewood veneer. *AVAILABLE ON LACEWOOD ITEMS ONLY
F4: Gold (L)
Gold paint with a glazed appearance to emulate the beauty and appearance of gold leafing.
20: Maison (H)
A rich hand-rubbed waxed dark walnut high sheen finish enhanced with hand-burnished edges, cow tailing, and a light antique spatter.
C3: Malabar (M)
A wonderfully soft black finish with brown undertones.
J7 Mineral (L)
Mineral (L) Grey-stained finish with some translucence which accentuates the wood character of the item.
A2: Modern Elm (M)
Developed to take advantage of elm veneer grain patterns, this warm greyish-brown high sheen creates a soft, transitional look.
A1: Modern Walnut (H)
A rich, warm, high sheen brown finish that emphasizes the clarity and natural beauty of the wood beneath.
53: SABLE (H)
A rich dark brown high sheen finish with excellent clarity.
P6: Sandstone (L)
Sandstone is a casual lighter hue with a whitewashed canvas effect. The depth of the finish is subtle and crafted with character.
F6: Sea Glass (L)
Strie finish generated by a hand brushing technique. Creamy white texture over pale iridescent, seafoam green-cast undertones.
M3: Silver Fox (H)
Metallic silver color that is very refined allowing for translucence to showcase the natural beauty of the wood.
P3: Smoked Walnut (L)
Natural clarity of the wood is enhanced with a darkened stain.
54: Soho (H)
A rich, medium-value, clear brown finish reminiscent of a lightly burnished antique pecan with a high sheen level.
27: Sugar (L)
An opaque, clean white finish with a very slight intermittent rubthrough along the perimeter edge.
N1: Vintage Grey (M)**
Casual semi-opaque grey finish with grain character highlighted through sandblasting. **AVAILABLE ON ASH & OAK SANDBLASTED ITEMS ONLY.
65: Walnut (H)
A sophisticated high sheen finished walnut brown with russet undertones enhancing the natural beauty of wood.
J3: Washed Canvas (L)*
Has a white filler intended to hang up in the grain, then sealed, dry-brushed, visually distressed, and finished with three coats of lacquer. *AVAILABLE ON ASH & OAK ITEMS ONLY.
Q6: Wishbone (L)
Subtle cerusing in this off-white palette creates a casual, inviting feel.

Premium Finishes

custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
T1: Azure (H)
The hand-wiped turquoise blue finish showcases the natural beauty of wood with silver-gold highlights.
39: Black Nickel (H)
A deep nickel-colored paint finish with very fine black brushing on top and a high sheen to resemble black nickel metal.
Q1: Black Tie lacquer (H)
A multi-step blending of slightly textured black lacquered tones with subtle sienna undertones.
P7: Champagne (H)
Mid-tone sophisticated tan hues designed to enhance the character of the veneer. Hand rubbed to create a vintage character.
CM: Color Match (M)
Select any brand name paint color and we will Color Match it on your order; include name, number, and color chip with order.
21: Dove (L)
A soft patinated Belgian grey finish, burnished and detailed with a gently spattered antique glaze.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
R6: Equestrian Brown (M)
A rich espresso finish with subtle highlights. The color provides an aged yet sophisticated look.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
R5: Gardenia White (M)
A soft alabaster tone with subtle graining to accent the natural beatuy of the wood.
P9: India Ink (H)
Dyed navy teal hues that are hand rubbed to enhance the natural beauty of the veneer.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
R3: Kona Bean (L)
Cerused with a metallic breakaway glaze, giving a subtle silver/gold grain. Hand padding accentuates the natural wood grain.
Q7: Midnight (H)
An ebonized blackened paint with finely brushed grey metallic accents.
03: Platinum (M)
Platinum is a metallic finish with an underlying base of silver and subtle hand-padded gold overtones, giving a platinum patina.
H2: Sancere (L)
A warm, creamy ivory painted finish with a very light brush-stroke glaze applied over the top.
LR: Slate (L)
A multi-step finish starting with a medium brown finish, then overlaid with a grey-beige secondary finish.
35: Smoked Ash (H)
Semi-opaque greige finish.
A5: Smoke Ash Sandblasted (L)**
Semi-opaque greige finish with sand blasting technique to create wood character. **AVAILABLE ON ASH & OAK SANDBLASTED ITEMS ONLY.
79: Stone (L)
Very clean grey-beige finish that reads through to the beauty of the wood grain beneath.
34: Washed Linen (L)
Clean, off-white finish with a very light rub through, providing the natural look of washed cotton or flax.
custom furniture, wood finishes, antique glazing, walnut finish
T2: Westwood (M)
A beautiful hand-applied ebony wiping stain that allows the beauty of the wood species to show through.

Artisan Finishes

GL: Gold Leaf (L)
A true hand-leafed finish, sheets of gold leaf hand-applied, cured, then glazed over.
PL: Platinum Leaf (L)
A true leafing process, silver leaf sheets are hand applied to the wood frame, cured and glazed over.

Special Metal Leaf Finishes

ML: Black Pearl (Metal Leaf)
Silver leaf squares that are heavily worn-through, over top of a high gloss black paint background.
BZ: Bronze Patina
A very organic,variegated finish comprised of browns and grays reflecting an acid-washed surface.
GS: Gold Leaf Squares
Painstakingly applied by hand in a grid pattern with very subtle black highlighting.
SG: Silver Leaf with Gold
Created by applying gold painted ground color, hand-applying silver leaf sheets in a grid pattern, then wearing the edges.
SS: Sildver Leaf Square
Painstakingly applied by hand in a grid pattern with very subtle black highlighting.

Striping Options

Many items lend themselves to hand-striping applications which can enhance the design and customize the piece to one’s individual taste. Striping patterns are predetermined by the factory. Special striping pattern requests may be submitted for approval and may require a sketch and additional charges if deemed necessary. If a style has physical distressing, we will rub through the areas of decoration to appear appropriately aged; if there is no physical distressing the decoration will not have rub through.

Revival 81 Finishes

REVIVAL 81 comes in three conventional, but distinct finishes: Light Oak, Medium Oak, and Dark Oak. It can also be finished in any of Hickory White’s renowned custom finishes that are compatible with oak or ash hardwood solids and veneers.
U1: Light Oak
U2: Medium Oak
U3: Dark Oak

Faux Shagreen Surfaces

S1: Ivory
S2: Taupe
S3: Charcoal
S4: Pearl
S5: Crystal Grey
Faux Shagreen Surfaces are only available on select items as indicated in the price list.