How do I restore or remove leather- like Desk top ?

by Renee

I have a vintage executive desk that has a strange material inlay. I would like to paint the entire desk but the material is pitted and marked and needs repaired. Does anyone know what this material is and how to work with it? Removing it seems like a lot of work for this beginner and I would prefer to fill the cracks/pits and paint. I don’t want to ruin a beautiful piece of furniture.

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