dried out wood finish, please help
I have a lovely antique breakfast table that belonged to my mother. It has a fluted pie crust type edge and a beautiful center carving. The finish on it is in very bad shape with numerous water rings etc where my DGS put drinks on the table. The wood is also extremely dried out.
I have been using a lemon oil on it weekly and that helps to make it look a bit better but still not great. I know that refinishing it could affect it's value but I don't plan on ever selling it.
What would be the best way to clean it and also protect it? I would so very much appreciate the expert help from my fellow GW members. TIA.