Scored this swingin' hepcat for minimal scratch, daddio. Danish mid-century mod by Bassett, and surprisingly sturdy (hernia, pending) given its airy, unimposing stature:
Top looked great...
...except that upon sanding proved to be woodgrain applique:
Square, dig?! Would need to be painted.
Original left side displayed below, and note the damage to that left front leg; split and missing a good chunk of wood:
Proved to be a test of wood-filling/carving skills to repair that momma-baby so the iconic peg leg flowed with uninterrupted tapered-columnar smoothness:
Giving credit where it's (clearly, week after week) due, I'd seen those cats at European Paint Finishes do a retro desk in a kind of deep navy, and thought I'd hit this one with some AS Graphite and see what shook loose. Results:
Paging Ida Blankenship.