Many years ago (in the early 90's), I believe TOH did a segment on PBS which discussed renewing old, dry wood furniture - like wooden drawers.
I believe the mixture was an equal ratio of turpentine, linseed oil and vinegar. Shake up, paint on and let the wood soak it up and dry.
I have some nice solid cherry furniture I bought in the late 90's, made by Richardson Brothers, that has been in storage since 2003. It's in good condition, but very dry. I applied Old English almond oil to the exterior and wiped it down. However, regarding the interior (drawers), they need some moistening badly. Do you recommend the above mixture combination?
Someone at Home Depot suggested Teak Oil, and I think that's probably not the right thing to do.
Regarding the exterior of the furniture (solid cherry, again), the original finish is a satin-something - I can't tell if it's a spray urethane or a stain. I'd like to polish it so it shines... what product do you recommend?