Restoring a painted what-not shelf

I have a what-not shelf that was my mothers, and in my bedroom while i lived at home. My mother loved to paint everything - she painted this what-not shelf and I know the wood under it would be beautiful, but I do not know what kind of wood it is. Do I leave it alone? should I be concerned about value if I restore it? or fork out the bucks and have it professionally done? I want to use it! but it looks like "shabby sheek" right now.... lol
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