Our desk and dresser had seen better days finish wise. I really like the look of black and wood tone furniture. I gave the drawers a light sanding and touched up the scratches with some matching stain then put 2 coats of wipe on poly on in satin. For the black areas I gave it a light sanding, primed it, sanded again then painted it with two coats of satin black.
Here's how they turned out...........
I haven't touched the chair yet. I need to do some repairs to it first before I repaint and redo the seat.