Posted 8 years ago
This is a restoration that I did over 30 years ago, it was part of a set that my Grandparents purchased at auction in the in the late 30's or early 40's.
In 1981 it was sitting in a building at home & asked my Dad if I could try fixing it up, & he agreed.
It was in very poor condition, there had been many coats of varnish applied to it, you couldn't see some of the detail in the woodwork.
It had been reupholstered several times, it had hay in it to replace some of the original stuffing.
The original upholstery was leather, with the button detail that you see.
The stool is not original I made that to go with the Settee.
The third photo shows my Great Grandmother, my Aunt & her husband on their wedding day Oct. 31 1942.
My G Grandmother is sitting in the chair that went with the set & in the background to the left you can see the settee.