How Do I Give This Chair the Love It Deserves?

How Do I Give This Chair the Love It Deserves?

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Regina Yunghans
Nov 15, 2013
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Q: Hi! I purchased this chair from an antique store for $15. At the time it had a split seat, which I was able to fix. It still needs some love, and I'd like to get it as close to original condition as possible. There are what seem to be burn marks and dark drips of grease or something on the seat. Should I sand? Oil? Stain? I love the chair and it's super comfortable and sturdy, so if it's not possible to completely remove imperfections I'm okay with that. The bottom reads: "Finish Oiled Teak." Does it look like teak, or is that the name of the finish?:

(Image credit: Caitlin)
(Image credit: Caitlin)
(Image credit: Caitlin)

Looking forward to getting some great advice. I have little experience with this, so any input would be very helpful. Also, it looks to me like arts and crafts style — does that sound right? I'd love to find out more about the piece (no markings other than pictured). Thanks!

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