This chair was a personal curbside find the day before Thanksgiving many years ago. The springs in the seat were broken, the brass leg caps were tarnished so that they appeared to not even be metal, and the leather was torn and ugly.
I knew it had a lot of potential. I disassembled it and sent the frame to a David Masenheimer for refinishing. The handrubbed finish went beautifully with the striped cotton fabric I chose.
The chair is very regal now and is a feature in my living room.