Cannot get paint removed

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I bought this beautiful vintage floor lamp. It is painted gold, pink and blue....not exactly what I want. I did sand the top wood enough to know it is pink under everything. Normally I would use my homemade lye, cornstarch and water to remove the paint but I am not sure what the wood is and if it is too soft it would get damaged. I have used paint remover to no avail. Suggestions of a great paint remover?
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Beautiful flourish
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The finial
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The double light with chain
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Area around the top
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The base with tons of rust. It is now removed but will show you that when the project is completed.
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Close up of base
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