Q: Years ago we rescued a wreck of a Victorian sofa from an old barn down the road from where we live. The frame appears to be oak, and the scrolled arms on each side recline. We had the wood refinished and the sofa reupholstered. What do you think it’s worth?
A: The Victorians of the late 19th century loved to design multipurpose furniture. One or both of the arms on your sofa could be lowered to make a chaise longue or a daybed. In general, refinished Victorian sofas in good shape sell for $500 or more.