The dark areas on the doors and crevices have always been there as part of an aged affect. The top has a beautiful smooth finish.I think the top is oak. The drawers run smoothly and doors have a magnetic closure. I have tried to show marks in the photos. Beautiful piece of furniture either as is of if you prefer something more perfect give it a repaint.
I always get compliments on it when some new visits. Looks lovely decorated at Christmas. Quality piece but not too heavy. The item "Shabby Chic Antique French Style Cream Sideboard BURGESS HILL" is in sale since Friday, October 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Sideboards & Buffets".
The seller is "princess_livy" and is located in Burgess Hill. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.