Need guidance restaining two vanities to match
I am looking for a little guidance, and perusing the forum, it looks like I've landed in the right place. So, a little background on my project. We are building a house and I have found two identical wash stands/ vanities I want to use in my bathroom. The are well over 100 years old and in good condition. The problem is that they were stored in two different locations, so the stain/finish on one is lighter than the other. I hope to clean them and try to re-stain them to match. I am having some trouble figuring out what I have for a finish, and the best way to clean them. I wiped both lacquer thinner and denatured alcohol on some of the panels assuming I would need to remove either wax or a shellac/lacquer finish, but neither one of those products did much. I've used the turpentine/vinegar/linseed oil on other pieces in the past, but I assume if the DNA and thinner didn't work the T/V/L wouldn't either. Do y'all have some suggestions on how to proceed?