I have recently picked a pair of ottomans by Finn Juhl for France & Son. It is the model 137f that went with the 137 chair, aka the japanese chair. They have the France & Son medallion.
The ottomans were in a hotel in southwest France. The parents of the seller bought the hotel in the mid 80s and got rid of the dated furniture. Some have been stocked in their garage for years, including a few japanese chairs and their matching ottomans. The chairs have been sold a few month ago to a local dealer but the seller found these ottomans in his garage a few days ago and... voila!
Needless to say I am thrilled to add some Finn Juhl to my collection... and I like the story behind these pieces.
* Wood: needs some refinishing but overall very fine condition.
* Springs: ok
* Fabric is original but worn. It can be saved on one ottoman but it has be changed on the other one (stains, holes,...).
* Foam: totally crumbled.
Let's not forget, they have been used in a hotel and have slept for 30 years in a garage...
I am willing to have them reupholstered. I guess, with a quality fabric, it will cost me around 200€ / piece. Now, I have no idea what the value of these ottomans (except that onecollection sell them new for around 3000€).
Do you think it would be worth it? Or should I try to do it myself (I have absolutely no experience in reupholstery)?