Re-Finish Sideboard

I found a great walnut side board(7x4x3) over the weekend for $25. Some one had tried re-staining it. Looks like they poured it on then just brushed. Runs and streaks allover the place. Thankfully they didn't touch the inside. With all the options for stripping a piece of furniture out there I was wondering if anyone has an opinoin on the best method. Sanding the flat areas is no problem but the curves and scrolls are going to be difficult, and I don't want to ruining any of it.
Thanks James

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file
Upload is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.