I have a mirror with a frame which has a dark stain which has a gradient into an almost black finish.
Unfortunately a part of the mirror's frame got damage and small chunk was taken out of the frame. Despite the fact the frame is dark, the wood is quite light so the damage really stands out.
I've mixed saw dust of a similar complexion to the unstained wood with powdered wood glue (cascamite) and I've filled the damage.
My problem now is recreating the original finish in the new patch. I am fairly sure that is has some sort of shellac or other has finish, but I am not sure how stain it to get the gradient.
I've included some pictures of the frame.
And a picture of the filled damage