'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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Antique Gold is a dark beeswax wood polish designed for use on dark and antique woods such as Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Elm or similar dark coloured woods and furniture. Made in the UK. 


This beeswax polishing kit contains everything you need to polish and protect the finish of your wood furniture:

    • 125ml jar of Gilboys 'antique gold' beeswax furniture polish
    • 1.2 metres of our antique restorers' recommended oil-free '0000' grade ultra-soft wire wool for easier application
    • 2 large lengths of our antique restorers' recommended open-weave 100% cotton polishing cloth for streak-free buffing
    • A colour-matched 'Gilded bee' pure Dartmoor beeswax scratch repair block for repairing scratches and dents before polishing
    • A complimentary box of sweet-pea seeds for you to grow as a 'Thank You' to the bees  **unfortunately this offer excludes USA due to FDA regulations
    • Return & Refill: Return your empty jar for a 25% discounted refill

Made in the UK from the highest quality natural waxes to bring out the shine and protect your furniture:

  • 100% natural ingredients
    • Humanely-harvested organic beeswax from Buckfast Abbey
    • The finest T1-grade natural carnauba wax
    • Natural myrica wax, Japan wax and berry wax
    • Pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
    • No white/mineral spirit, no toluene, no silicone or petrochemical solvents
  • Returnable Le ParfaitTM clip-top jar with air-tight seal
  • 100% Plastic-free recyclable packaging made with recycled cardboard from FSC approved sources


Environmental preservation is very important to us and we make every effort to ensure our products have a minimal impact on the environment:

  • We are not driven by a corporate cost-reduction ethos. We select our components based on quality and sustainability rather than the cheapest alternatives
  • 100% Plastic-free recyclable packaging
    • Recycled cardboard and paper from FSC-approved mixed sources
    • Packing tape that is paper & cotton based with a water-based gum adhesive which can be recycled along with the cardboard boxes
    • No polypropylene-based tape. We use biodegradable raffia twine.
  • No petrochemical solvents, we use only pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
  • Reusable Le Parfait jars with a Return & Refill discount scheme
  • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume


  1. Use a soft cloth or very fine 0000 wire wool
  2. With gentle pressure spread the polish evenly over the surface in the direction of the grain, being careful not to over apply and avoid any upholstered areas. Once applied the surface area should look matt in appearance
  3. Allow the pure pine turpentine to completely evaporate and the wax to harden for 20-30 minutes
  4. Use a soft buffing cloth to buff the wax to a deep and lustrous shine

Weekly furniture maintenance of removing dust can be done by simply using a slightly damp cloth and drying if needed with a clean dry cloth - beeswax polish will protect the surface for a very long time.

If you have a larger surface like the side of a chest of drawers or the top of a dining table apply the beeswax more evenly by dabbing the surface all over with small amounts of polish and then wipe in the direction of the grain to spread the wax evenly.


For carved relief areas such as an antique coffer, you can also apply beeswax furniture polish with a cheap 1 inch trimmed paint brush. It makes applying the beeswax much easier and allows the polish to get right into those dusty and hard to reach areas. Buff it 20 to 30 minutes later with the soft shoe brush and buffing cloth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 220 reviews
Julian Downes (Dorchester, GB)
Great service, great product

I discovered Gilboy’s via a YouTube video and bought their Antique Gold wax polish to finish the deep clean of an elm dining table. Ordering was easy and the polish arrived very quickly, with some Sweet Pea seeds and a lovely note from Jo. The polish did exactly what it said on the tin and the table is back to looking great again.

William Heath (Berkhamsted, GB)
Fantastic product!

Having recently purchased a Georgian sideboard from an antique shop they suggested that I use Gilboy’s wax to maintain the piece and to give it a wonderful glow. I promptly went online and ordered the wax and was delighted to receive the beautiful presented box in a matter of days. I promptly opened it and used the wax on the item of furniture and am absolutely delighted with the results! Really pleased that they offer the service of refills and a bonus at a reduced price too. Would highly recommend!

Ian D Ling (St Helens, GB)
Fantastic product superbly marketed

A superbly high quality product, although not cheap, its good value as I use very little compared to other cheaper products. I will be returning the empty jar (another great idea) for a reduced cost refill when its empty, be a while yet though. Personalised handwritten packaging is lovely idea in this electronic age!

Rob Carter (Wolverhampton, GB)
Back for more!!

Sometimes you come across a product and a service that stands out from its competitors. Not only the wonderful quality of this Beeswax Polish, but the attention to detail and personal touch in the service; something which I appreciate immensely. Very happy, and thanks.

Gillian Hart (Wrexham, GB)
Brought my furniture back to life

Great product- beautifully packed. Lovely smell and my dining table and chairs look amazing !

Philip Brown (Evesham, GB)

This is the third purchase I have made from Gilboys I started with the three wax starter pack, which I thought was a great idea to test out the waxes. I was completely amazed at the difference it has made to my antique furniture. The pieces have never looked so good. Highly recommended

Suz28 (London, GB)
Great polish,

Used it a week after receiving it. Seriously over packaged, hence the 4 stars, however great polish, my battered 150 year old bedside table looks, and smells, great.

Hi Suz28
Thank you for your very kind review. I'm glad the polish performed well for you.
The packaging has to be good to ensure the polish arrives to you in the same condition it left our workshop. The cardboard it is held in is made from FSC approved 75% recycled cardboard. Without it we would have damaged parcels all over the world.
I hope you continue to have success with our polish.
Best wishes

Richard H (Kendal, GB)
Simply the best!

I have purchased all three varieties of polish and each one of them is simply superb. It is by far the best polish I have ever used and our furniture has never looked so good.

Anne Hutchins (Ryde, GB)
Happy customer!

I was really delighted with the prompt on line response, the advice given, and the speed of product delivery. The polish has made a significant contribution to restoring my old furniture and I have found lots of additional things to us it on too.
The beautiful packaging and hand written note was an unexpected pleasure and made me feel like a valued customer, and the refill policy and sweet pea seeds is a nice touch. Thank you!

Beverly Crick (Aylesbury, GB)

Excellent result thank you. Used polish over the week end and my furniture look nearly brand new