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I think it is a matter of personal preference. Either way looks good! Have you tried rubbing off the patina in high spots with some steel wool #0000?
Pearl -- I used steel wool #000 --so it did remove some of the patina off the darker spots. I have to tell you ---I stood in the hardware store staring at the steel wool wondering what size to get!! Next time I'll grab some #0000 instead of the #000.