Back in the late 80s I found this settee at a garage sale covered in burgundy corduroy upholstery with a little white paint smudge on the back of it for $50. I thought it was such an unusual piece due to its lines that I wanted it. I was sure it could be such a nice piece. It got shoved from one place to another - it was in my daughter's room, her apartment, my parents' home and then finally it came home to roost when we remodeled a new bedroom for ourselves. I had it recovered (which jacked the investment considerably). Every room it's used in will be decorated around this piece of furniture now. It is a sturdy piece and the upholsterer said it was very unusual (I agree - have never seen another one like it).
Be sure to check out Diane's 2nd Time Around over at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words. You will see lots of refurbished treasures there.