This chair came to us in pretty rough shape. I estimate it was originally made in the 1880s, but there were no identifying marks on it. It had gorilla glue on the joints, the upholstery was coming apart and some pieces had obviously been replaced with whatever scraps were lying around at the time. i broke it all down, removed the finish and sanded each piece. The client chose a black top grain leather for the new upholstery, accented with brass tacks, 130 of them. This chair is going into a newborn's nursery. He will be the sixth generation of his family to rock it in.