Stripping paint is sometimes the easiest way to get down to the raw wood. Plus, it does all the work for you! On detailed edges, applying stripper is easy. Use a natural bristle brush, and I recommend CitriStrip as it's non-toxic and far safer than a lot on the market, and I think it works wonderfully!
Sometimes it's necessary to apply a couple coats. Take your time with it and be patient. The longer the wait, the easier it is to scrape off! I use a 4 inch metal scraper as well. plastic works well, too, especially on softer woods. This dresser below is walnut and super hard, so no problems here!
Use a rag with a little denatured alcohol to wipe away the excess stripper, especially on the corners. In the end it should look like this!