Short day at work today which meant I could come home early and work on the cabinet some more. I am not going to do the perfect restore on this piece. I did decide to take the hinges off of the top piece. I wonder if those little shims are original? It certainly doesn't look as if this piece has been refinished before. Maybe the cabinet maker routered out the hinge recess a bit too much.
I sanded one drawer. I took DreinPA's advice and used a sponge as a sanding block. It worked very well. The finish is old and sands off easily. Look how nice the top looks.