As you can see above, it was in a bit of state. Its springs had collapsed and the material was thread bear and torn in many places.
When turning the piece over, we noticed a label from the 'Naperville Lounge Company' on the underside.
We decided to study the original manufacture to see what we were working with.
In the Early 1800's Fred Long opened a store called 'Fred Long's Furniture Shop', later around 1830, this became the 'Naperville Lounge Factory'. In 1915 the factory was merged with 3 other furniture factories and was renamed the 'Kroehler Manufacturing Company'. This implies that our chaise dates from between 1830 and 1915, making it a minimum of 100 years old. As we seperated the o;d materials we found an ink mark on the base material, it said 'Hartford Duck - CT'. We assumed that this material was from the Greenwoods Company in Connecticut, which was supplying from 1845 to 1901.
Below are photo's of the transformation process due to the re-upholstery.