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I bought this settee at a local antique fair 20 years ago to provide my daughters with a comfy spot at the kitchen table for doing homework. Its shape Eloisefrontispiecereminded me of the furnishings in Eloise‘s rooms at the Plaza Hotel and it has been a fun addition at the table. It needed some serious attention so I stripped it down to the frame to make some repairs (but forgot to take a picture) and then reupholstered it with a remnant I found at The Franklin Mill Store. Here it is a few steps before framedom:

bench.before.tagAnd here is the finished bench, ready for anything:

bench.after.tagAlso, if anyone can help me narrow down this settee’s style or approximate years of production, I would be grateful for the information!

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