Refinishing antique wardrobe
I'm about to attempt to refinish an antique wardrobe that maybe either rosewood or mahogany. This is a large piece that luckily breaks down to 6 pieces. I've done the testing and determined the original finish is lacquer, but that there has been an attempt to refinish part of it and that was done in shellac( it doesn't match and there is severe alligatoring on 3/4 of the peice that is lacquered). The lacquer finnish comes off beautifully with lacquer thinner and a bit of elbow grease. Should I remove with just lacquer thinner or use a chemical stripper? And any suggestions on a product ? And any suggestions on what to remove the shellac with? I'm taking this one step at a time, so I'm not to overwhelmed. Thanks for any advice! I'll have many more questions.