Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing. Please read instructions for posting.
I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.
Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971
They deserve privacy, sorry.
a good read as many try to categorize tightly styles and forms. http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/furniture/Period/Chapter-II-Jacobean-Period-1603-1688.html#cromwellian
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You are doing the right think by seeking help before doing anything. The finish will be a lacquer coating. End dust is a good dusting product and was recommended to me by a museum curator/conservator
use the followup function and post picture under the seat, I need to see the intersection of the seat rails and the glue blocks at those corners. also a close clear picture of the back of the upper section