So, here we have a pillar and scroll that some fine person redid in apparently a marine grade spar varnish. It is the nastiest stuff I ever stripped. (I am usually a purest who leaves original surfaces and finishes whenever possible) But this clock had been stripped and refinished a long time ago, inside and out topside and bottom. Just what I like, high gloss, failing finish, over interior parts? The failing finish had turned a bleached blond. It looked like the clock had sat in direct and strong sunlight for XX years. But, the wood was fine, the finish not so much. Oh, and over the interior varnish someone applied a red barn paint just to keep it interesting I finally found a stripper that would lift this stuff, but it all turns to a mixture of bubble gum and superglue and is no fun to remove. I finally got it down to having to floss out many of the recesses using coarse twine and acetone. I recall a curse I might wish upon the fellow who did this spar varnish finish, it called for the fleas of a thousand camels as a start. OK DuBois, would you like a bit of cheese with all this whine? End of rant, back to work!