This footstool had been in my family for over 45 years and it was something that couldn't be replaced as the design is very unique. We decided to see what it would cost and more importantly if it could be done to look exactly the way that it looked. When I called Bonaparte Refinishing & Upholstery they told me that I would have to bring the item to them so that they could have a look at it and see if they could refinish it and what it would cost. As this footstool was genuine leather I expected it to be fairly expensive. It didn't matter this meant alot to me and I wanted to restore it to its original state. The price was a little more than what we had expected but we decided to have it done. This was the best thing that we did, it was much better than expected and now it adorns our livingroom and everyone who sees it comments on it as it is more like a large leather chair than a footstool. Bonaparte did a fantastic job of restoring this footstool which was a part of my family's past and now it will be a part of our family for many years to come.