This was a very nice Italian arm chair. The stuffing had completely disintegrated, and it was in desperate need of new upholstery. The original cover was a bright red velvet.
Note how all the tufting on the back has sagged and become baggy.
The back was not especially well finished.
This was the condition of the old foam padding.
You could just crumble it in your hands like dry cake.
Here is the frame all stripped down (all the foam had to be replaced, and the client wanted to tufting/buttons). The springs are covered in a sort of thick mat material.
Finished chair in an updated geometric print fabric.