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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 (will cover approximately 12m² or five to six standard size dining tables)
    • 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


  • A single 125ml jar will cover approximately 12m² or 5-6 standard size dining tables
  • 1L will cover approximately 96-100m² or 40-48 standard size dining tables

    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 272 reviews
    Phillip Rushton (Newark on Trent, GB)
    Great customer service

    Customer service from Simon was excellent, he advised me on the steps I needed to take to match an oak balustrade that I’m making to my clients antique dresser.
    I purchased a beeswax polish which was delivered promptly in great packaging.
    Once I’ve finished the project I’ll be sure to post pictures of the transformation.

    A great company to deal with.

    Allan Jennings (Leeds, GB)
    Revelationary results

    I have used various antique polishes on my oak and mahogany furniture but Gilboys was a revelation. After only one application my cherished pieces took on a revitalised glow. Even on relatively modern polished furniture it gives a super smooth finish and feel.
    A bonus is the discount allowed on repeat orders where the return of the empty jar is pre-paid.
    Look no further, this is the very best.

    Stuart White (Royal Tunbridge Wells, GB)
    Perfect products

    I have never attempted furniture restoration in the past but your videos gave me the confidence to have a go. I have two antique tables, one dining room table and one coffee table and i followed the video for every stage. I loved the results and the wax is an absolute joy to apply and use. My tables have been bought back to life and they have a beautiful honeyed (no pun intended) glow and also smell lovely. The service was excellent and the personal touches on and in the packaging our totally charming. I surprised myself and thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish and look forward to restoring more items.
    Thank you to all at Gilboy’s

    Mark Scott (Edinburgh, GB)
    The bee's knees (not even sorry)

    Smartly presented, packaged neatly. Joy using the wax - furniture feeling full of life and glowing colour! Very grateful I came across your YouTube channel. I was getting fed up searching for something that doesn't make antiques feel gloomy.
    Thank you

    S Wilson (Manchester, GB)

    I ordered the Antique Gold polishing kit and the entire experience has been faultless. The ordering process was simple but the kit itself is a delight! Beautifully presented and really would make a wonderful gift. I have had no reason to put this to the test but I have no doubt that the customer service would be faultless too. Very happy customer - 5 stars from me!

    Eva Pulte (Bradford, GB)
    Very fast delivery

    Great service, quick delivery with lovely personal touches. Loved the seeds! Haven't had time to actually use the polish yet, but I will send some pictures of our inherited oak secretaire and old oak chest once we have finished them. I also found the different instructional videos on the website extremely helpful. Many thanks!

    Claudia B (Weybridge, GB)
    Highly recommended

    Very good products and excellent customer care.
    Refurbishing my furniture and the antique gold wax polish is great and is bringing all old pieces back to life.

    Jenny Trevor (Lewisham, GB)

    Product arrived as requested and is very well presented.

    George Zervos (Malton, GB)
    Exactly what was needed

    After watching a youtube video i decided to go with Gilboys for my african ( zambian) carved hardwood table. It was just what was needed - it brought it back to life and as i remember it back in the 70’s growing up in Zambia. I hope i can maintain it and pass it on to my daughter some day. Thanks to Gilboys ! George

    TJL (Walsall, GB)
    All-round brilliant

    Was completely resurfacing an old oak dining table. Followed Gilboy’s YouTube video and it went like a dream. Had a little snag with the final polish (my fault) but rang Simon Gilboy and he was so helpful in putting things right. Am thrilled with result.
    Restoring/reupholstering an antique chaise longue next, and this polish will be just perfect.
    Thank you Simon!

    Top Ranked for Customer Satisfaction