Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
I agree with Shangrila, please do minimal restoration or just leave it as is. It is a really cool collector piece just as you have it now.
My mom has a house full of "restored" antiques. She accumulated them back in the 70s before antiques began to gain so much value. Some of them would be much more interesting (and much, much more valuable) if they still had their original finishes.