Need help refinishing my antique inlay end tables
I recently purchased two antique inlay tables on CL. One had several gouges on the table top, the other one has a bumpy finish and the inlay is dirty. I have started working on the scratched table. At this point I was able to clean up the sides where there is a lot of carving and what looks to be a some type of glazing fairly well; however I ended up stripping the shellac/lacquer off of the table top. I need advise on what to do next to refinish it. I also need advise on what to do with the second table. Should I strip the top as well?
Here are some pics of my tables:
table 1 before:
table 1 now (stripped):
table 2 before (and now):
both tables aide by side:
Table on the left is table 1. I cleaned with Murphy's Oil Soap and touched up the legs with Restore-A-finish. Should I just do the same for table 2 legs?