Well, even if pictures distort, I'd say there is a big difference. You have a couple of choices, depending on your skill level.
If I recall right, seems that top coat used in mgf was lacquer. If indeed it was nitrocelulose lacquer, then you could apply (spray only) more top coats, where you add a tint of NGR stain (non-grain raising dye). This allows you to alter color, shade, tone, etc. NGR dye stains are anailine dyes that are in an alcohol base and are fully compatible with lacquer. The color you add in this way will be transparent, ie, dye - not pigment. I use this technique all the time to hone in on color matches. If something is too red - add a little green, etc.
This can be done multiple times - altering color each time. Warning! Depending on mix, things can get darker in a hurry. Finally, one clear top coat seals the color.
Other choice - well you don't want to hear it.
PS. BTW, I thought this picture looked familiar - did you know that someone in the theater construction forum used this exact photo - see "Woodworking plans for ET. center" thread.