Here is the latest piece I did and I'm totally in love with it.
I't was a dark brown stained chest with a horsehair upholstery (the first one I've seen myself) and it was in great condition.
I used ASCP "old white" and destressed it heavily with sandpaper nr 160 on the whole surface and a little bit more on the edges.
The structure of the wood came through which makes the piece wonderful in my opinion.
After cleaning, AS clear wax seemed to be the right choice. It was the first time I used it and to mention that the vapor really causes dizziness is important but I'm fully satisfied with this wax!
I did a quick upholstery with a thin wooden plate.
I glued a pad on and covered it with fabric.
Then I glued the whole piece on the inside of the cover. Done