The upholstery is in almost perfect condition; I have to assume this thing spent a few decades under plastic or in a room no one was allowed to go into. And thank you for that, previous owner. I hope my children don't destroy it too quickly.
In addition to the fantastic upholstery, it's got great details. This is the arm.
And here's the curved edge on the back.
Also, you can't see them because I haven't taken the skirt off yet, but it's on brass casters. And like I said when I rearranged the living room, this couch is about the same length as the other one, but because it doesn't have the big rolled arms it takes up much less space in the room. B didn't believe me until he had to get a diaper out of the basket in the bookcase behind the couch. He used to climb completely behind the couch to get them; now he can just reach over.
To me, this is a forever couch. If the upholstery gets ruined or if I get tired of it (not likely; I love it and I think solid-colored couches are generally boring), it's worth paying to get it reupholstered. I've never done that. It will up my investment of $50 and two hours of drive/moving time significantly, but for a couch that will probably last literally the rest of my life, I think it's worth it.