I've written about this on more than one occasion and continue to champion it!
Here is the before and after of a William IV piece that we have just completed and I'm sure you'll agree with great effect!
This was a piece we were fortunate enough to have in stock but clients as and commission us regularly to restore their own sofas and chairs and one key thing I would like to highlight is that "Anything is possible".
As you can see from this piece it was a smooth in-buttoned finish, however I decided that the fully buttoned arm and back with narrow buttoning pattern would be a most fitting finish. Many people don't realise that any finish is possible:)
We also went from fabric to leather and a hand dyed leather at that.
Here's a little snap shot........
I hope you'll agree the finish is worth the labour - it also has a very strong intrinsic value and will last for many generations. A true legacy piece.