I have a Dresser that my family estimates to be about 70 years old. There are two manufactures I.D.’s in the middle drawer.
They read. Solid Genuine Mahogany and the Manufactures label is Kling Factories of Mayville, N.Y.
My Parents applied a antique kit to it about 40 years ago. This was in Northern Climate. Bufffalo N.Y.
I currently reside in North Carolina. The dresser has been sitting in my garage for about a month very hot and very humid conditions (don’t know if this matters or not)?. After removing the hardware I picked at a piece of the antique and was able to literaly lift a good sized portion of the antique from the top? The underling wood appears to have a waxy tip sheen?
Question: How should I remove the Antique wothout harming the seemingly intact Mahogany surface?
Do you think sand paper would harm?
What would you recommend for a finished look?