We gave the base section and the headpiece of the chair a few coats of the brown japan stain. It is quite strong smelling so don't forget to use it in a well ventilated area and wear a mask! After applying each coat, we wiped with a rag to remove the excess stain.
Next we gave the armrests a coat of opal gleam. We only used the top coat as we didn't want a crackle effect.