How to remove Waxy like coating from rosewood before restaining
I would really appreciate input on how to refinish this Gudme Mobelfabrik table. The current red finish does not work with our dark mahogany chairs. Here is a little history on the table, Danish circa 1960, hardwood with (supposedly) a teak veneer on rosewood. I read about refinishing teak veneers using stripper, 0000 steel wool and 220+ sandpaper. I applied the stripper and began sanding, but the finished changed very little. I think took a metal scraper and ran it over the surface, not much there either. I then applied some pressure, that's when strips of waxy like material peeled back from the wood. It feels waxy and has a honeycomb like structure. The stripper is not effective at removing it without serious scraping. So here are my questions, what product should I use to remove the wax without having to scrape the wood like hell? What steps would you take after removing the wax to create a fantastic finish and do you think this piece has a veneer based on the pictures provided?
Thanks for your help,