We just finished reupholstering a [very good!] reproduction of a Louis XVI daybed. We are estimating that this piece is from the 1950's or 1960's. We reupholstered it in the classic style, using horsehair and stitching as it was done in 18th century France. The technique has not changed in 300 years, and having been classically trained, our artisans know exactly what to do.
Our client was after a natural, bohemian vibe so we used tea-stained muslin and burlap, and kept the nails & seams exposed. Il est très joli!