This 1930’s dresser arrived showing its age. The finish was dulled with the decades, pitted, and scarred and the veneer chipped.
I used finisher restorer, which softens but does not remove the original varnish, where I could. This leaves a clean, bright surface using the original coating. But in the main, most of the surfaces had to be stripped down to bare wood.
Significant time was involved due to the density of the ornamentation in scouring out all the crevices.
The result is a return to its near-original appeal.