I **love** this chair and ottoman, but the upholstery is worn and needs to be replaced. I've seen similar chairs online for a few hundred dollars, but none that have the wood trim along the arms. I believe these chairs are from the 60's based on how they're made, but there are no tags at all. I get the feeling that the fabric is original.
So, based only on my photos, my local upholstery shop gave me an estimate as follows:
Labor: $550-$650 plus material
You will need 5-7 yards
Plus new foam, if needed, would be $65-$75
Labor: $250-$350 plus material
You will need approx. 1½-2½
Plus new foam, if needed, would be $25-$35
I'm figuring worst case scenario for both pieces would be around $1300. I really could get something similar (but less special) for maybe $500. (There are some less than $200 but I suspect the quality isn't great).
So now the big questions: Are these pieces going to be worth $1300 after they're reupholstered, or am I wasting money just because they're comfortable and I like the look? Are these pieces as "special" as I think they are? I'd love to know the designer or company if anyone happens to know.