I've seen a bunch of Antiques Road Show episodes that decried the refininshing of furnitures that would be worth much much more in original, if somewhat shabby condition. The fine patina of old age or some such tommyrot.
Maybe it could just use some minor repairs/touch-ups? Jeff Baker works on antique/restoration doors; maybe he could steer you to another tradesman if it's not his dealio. (201) 988-0524, good luck!