LA Workshop &
Upholstery Optional 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.

Website reproduction is an approximation of the actual finish and cannot fully represent the finish options shown.

Standard Finishes

LC: Antique Walnut (M)
A rich clear, dark brown finish with reddish undertones reminiscent of the color of a dark acorn.
Cafe Noir (H)
The color of rich, dark Columbian coffee, Café Noir is a beautifully sleek very dark brown/black finish with a high sheen.
M2: Carob Brown(L)
A low sheen, warm brown finish, that enhances Walnut’s 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 is first applied to fill in the graining, Charbrown is a deep,dark chestnut with a clear view to the wood.
J8: Cinder (L)
A very clear medium-brown finish with hints of dusky grey beneath the surface providing an almost iridescent affect.
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 medium-high sheen level as 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)
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.
48: Espresso (M)
Deep rich black traditional finish with 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.
F4: Gold (L)
A gold paint with a glazed appearance to emulate the beauty and appearance of gold leafing.
13: Lancaster (H)
Medium brown high sheen finish with hand applied burnishing reminiscent of a well cared for 19th century antique.
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)
Grey stained finish with some translucence which accentuates the wood character of the item.
A2: Modern Elm (H)
Developed to take advantage of the striking grain pattern of elm veneers, this warm greyish-brown finish creates a soft, transitional appearance.
A1: Modern Walnut (H)
A rich, warm, high sheen brown finish that emphasizes the clarity and natural beauty of the wood beneath.
07: Newport (H)
An elegant clear medium brown high sheen finish with very light aging and subtle burnishing of a well cared for antique.
J1: Palermo (M)
Rich, clear medium brown finish with deep luster and subtle cow-tailing and fly-specking distressing
53: SABLE (H)
A rich dark brown high sheen finish with excellent clarity.
P6: Sandstone (L)
A casual lighter hue, whitewashed canvas effect. The depth of the finish is subtle and crafted with character.
F6: Sea Glass
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.
E4: Smoke (L)
Warm, medium grey finish with brown undertones and light dry-brush aging around the edges allowing grain to show.
P3: Smoked Walnut (H)
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 medium sheen level.
27: Sugar (L)
An opaque, clean white finish with a very slight intermittent rub-through along the perimeter edge.
LS: Tudor (L)
A deep, dark brown finish very common to Tudor styling with very little color variation providing a strong traditional feel.
C1: Vintage Brown (M)
A warm, deep chestnut brown finish with hand applied dry-brushing and shading to create the look of a much loved well worn vintage piece.
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

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: Champaign (H)
Mid-tone sophisticated tan hues designed to enhance the character of the veneer. Hand rubbed to create a vintage character.
N2 Dark Chocolate Cerused
Accentuated with white cerusing. Light sandblasting enhances the wood grain.**AVAILABLE ON ASH & OAK SANDBLASTED ITEMS ONLY.
21: Dove (L)
A soft patinated Belgian grey finish, burnished and detailed with a gently spattered antique glaze.
India Ink (H)
Dyed navy teal hues that are hand rubbed to enhance the natural beauty of the veneer.
Q5: Ipanema Beach (L)
Cerused blending of white and soft blue tones creating a vintage antique character.
Q7: Midnight (H)
A ebonized blackened paint with finely brushed grey metallic accents.
03: Platinum (M)
A metallic finish with an underlying base of silver and very subtle hand-padded gold overtones giving a platinum patina.
Q4: River Rock (L)
A casual mid-tone soft brown palette, accented with cerusing.
H2: Sancere (L)
A warm, creamy ivory painted finish with a very light brush-stroke glaze applied over the top.
N5: Savoy White Lacquer (H)
High gloss white lacquer, clean modern character.
16: Silkwood (L)
A very artistic tawny beige finish that has been very lightly spattered with moderate read-through to the wood grain.
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.
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.

Artisan Finishes

GL: Gold Leaf (L)
A true hand-leafed finish; sheets of gold leaf are hand-applied over a frame, cured, then glazed over to soften the overall effect and create a beautiful patina.
J2: Pebble Beach (L)
A labor intensive artisan finish with an emulsion creatively applied to add texture and depth, wash coated then carefully glazed, dry brushed and re-glazed with a finish coat.
PL: Platinum Leaf (L)
A true leafing process, silver leaf sheets are hand applied to the wood frame, cured and glazed over to create a beautiful Platinum leaf finish.

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.


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