I have a very antique card playing table made of mahogany with a veneered top of walnut and olive tree, and a front drawer also veneered with walnut.
Originally it was finished with black shellac but I stripped it all because it was very damaged.
As the colour of mahogany is lighter than walnut I'm hesitating about going back to black shellac, leaving it brown and try to unify the colour with some tung oil finish or ebonizing it.
The only problem is that I have no idea on how to ebonize, and wheter mahogany is a good wood to do it. If I knew I guess that would help me to make up my mind.
Any suggestions will be appreciated