I wonder if it was used in the kitchen as a jelly cabinet or in a living room to store valuables? It does have a lock on it but of course I do not have the key.
After using Shellac on the cabinet I painted it with Annie Sloan's French Linen Chalk paint.
After painting I sanded the entire piece with a fine grit sanding block using a little more pressure on the edges to get the wood to show through.
I then used Min wax Finishing Wax over the entire surface and buffed until smooth.
The final coat is a Lime Wax by Maison Blanche. By using this Lime Wax it gave the surface a lot more dimension and interest.
This color in the past has never been a favorite of mine but I painted a secretary a few weeks ago using this same technique and I kinda fell in love with it.
Here is the before photo,
And the after. This piece is available for purchase.