I have even seen faux tiger oak finish (painted/printed on a lesser wood), looks like your stripper did not eat it so I don't think it's fake.
we have a winner ! its a fake!
faux tiger oak finish it is...i thought it was too good to be true (that amount of grain), nonetheless, its a solid maple (i'm guessing - back to maple) dressor, which i have room for.
i sanded the top, very early in all this, and couldnt understand where all that graining went when it was down to the bare wood,,,so i just stained a portion of the sanded part...and, it is regular sawn wood.
who knew ?? i didnt have the knowledge, skills and abilities to refinish that surface anyway, after taking two layers of white paint off.
they say it was a common process back in the 1920's to do this on maple, but never on oak...so they say ??
nonetheless, it looks like they had the fake process 'down pat' - as seen in the last picture,, all the graining lined up, even on the raised panels...
kind of a let down, but i shouldnt have got all that excited over it all in the 1st place
i'll try to get a pic up.