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#1 posted 10-25-2020 03:11 AM

It looks like a nicely made piece. Before you do anything, I recommend you do some research that might include an appraiser. If it has any antique value, anything you do to it could affect the value, including refinishing. If you determine that refinishing is the way to go, I would do the minimum you can to address the scuffs and stabilize any damage to the veneer. Try to find out what the existing finish is and stay with it for any repair. Repair and stabilization is the key. Don’t attempt to make it like new. To get philosophical, It is trying to tell you it’s life story. Don’t hide it.

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