I am quite pleased with the end result. The client decided she liked the solid skirt so I ended up leaving it as it was.
The finish is a coat of amber shellac to give it a slightly warmer tone and then a few coats of laquer.
This was my first time spraying laquer and it went well. Once I got the viscosity correct it went on well and I was able to get a finished surface off the gun.
I was particularly please with how the mitered corners on the skirt came together.