The top of a side table with water mark damage is a common problem that we are called in to look at on French Polishing enquiries. Water penetrates the surface and leaves stains that can only be removed by stripping the surface fully and sanding until all traces are removed. Then the process can begin to repolish the table back to its original finish. The top also had a split running down the middle which we closed up.
Close up of the beading detail.
The finished table, gleaming as it should with no trace of the water damage.