An antique purchase many years ago, the customer from Long Beach, Indiana wanted the look of the sofa to remain the same. When we started to remove the old fabric, we found several layers of upholstery fabric under the top blue one. It seems as though the last few upholsterers did not remove the previous fabric, applying new layers of fabric on to the old for years. After completely clearing the old fabric, new foam was added for a firm seat and new blue fabric was upholstered on. Now this Italian sofa is a real show-stopper!