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Impossible to do that from an internet picture. The stain will look like different color (BTW you don't tell us what species) depending on the wood and how the wood surface was prepared. The light used to illuminate the item for photography will change the colors.

You best bet is to take your item to a good paint store and have them mix up a stain for you.
 

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Visual appearance can depend on a variety of reasons. The wood will take stain darker the coarser the sandpaper used. If the wood was sanded with 320x it would turn out lighter than if done with 180x.

It may depend on the type of stain used. With oil base stain you usually get a one time shot at getting the color right. You apply the stain and then wipe off. It would finish darker the longer the stain sat before wiping off.

If a dye was used, the ratio of mix would depend on the color, and how many applications were applied.






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Try minwax golden oak and one coat of amber shellac. If you use a de-waxed shellac you could topcoat it with the clear finish of your choice. Polyurethane won't adhere to standard shellac. Lacquer will adhere to standard shellac.
 

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As a new woodworker, but an experienced photographer, I would say what you are seeing is a dramatic change in the lighting for the photos. Sure, stains can change in color over time, but I don't think that is what you are seeing here.
 
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