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    Posted 1 month ago

    L_Bronson
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    Saw this 8' sofa and fell in love. A relative guessed it is 1960s and I guessed at it being Hollywood Regency.

    Does this sofa look familiar to anyone? Or does anyone have any idea as to the manufacturer? There are no tags on it and I haven't been able to find one online to get additional information about it.

    I paid $0.00 for it, but I know it needs to be repaired and reupholstered. I called a local furniture repair & restoration company - they told me if it's not worth doing the work then they won't do it since they don't want to waste their time or my money. I am hoping this will be worth it!!!

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 month ago
      Why don’t you just have it professionally cleaned?
      You could refinish those scuffed up legs yourself.
      I really like it.
    2. L_Bronson, 1 month ago
      When I went to collect it, I found out that the dirty upholstery was not the only issue - multiple 2x4s had been hammered into the underside of the sofa.

      I was still willing to take it, but I called a furniture repair/restoration company to explain what I had. They said the 2x4s are most likely holding broken sofa springs in place (verified when I flipped it on its back) and it can be repaired - but due to how vintage furniture was made it requires being torn down completely to repair the springs. There are 3 legs in front but only 2 in back, and that also has some bearing on whether it's worth fixing or not (due to potential rough use/abuse over the years and the resulting damage).

      I'm using it 'as-is' now but am not really thrilled having to cover it with a sheet/tarp/blanket. Also, I have a cat with claws and am trying to keep it from scratching it up. Also, I have yet to decide on new upholstery fabric should it be worth repairing and reupholstering.


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