Not quite antique but sentimental value (pic & question)
I usually hang out over on the decorating board but as I'm putting the house back together after some renovations I'm trying to make best use of the pieces I have.
This gramophone box was in my grandmother's house all my life. All there is left is the box. Nothing fancy or expensive. I'm guessing it's about 60 or 70 years old.
So I know it's not worth much except in my heart but it is a nice size for storage. What I'm trying to figure out is if there is anything I can do (besides add a missing knob) to just clean it up? Since it's not a valuable piece I would guess refinishing it would be okay but I don't know what kind of wood it is to know it it's worth doing that.
The finish is odd to me. But maybe it is just years of gunk. Or maybe it is an old style of faux painting?
So I guess what I'm asking is if it rings any bells for the finish when you see it and if, knowing it's not a valuable piece, would you refinish it or just leave it as it is?
Thank you in advance.