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Q: I purchased an antique ice cream parlor stool at a garage sale. I'm thinking it is from the 1930s or '40s. It had horrible upholstery, and when I ripped it off I found an original turquoise and orange leather seat. My problem is that someone glued foam to it and I can't get it off without damaging the leather. The base is white porcelain over iron and designed to be bolted to the floor. Is there any hope or do I have to re-upholster it? It isn't in the best of condition and the leather is brittle, but still beautiful. A: We believe there's a good chance you can restore your antique stool, but most likely you will need professional help. It sounds like a neat piece and well worth your effort to restore it. During Kevin's younger days, when he was working construction, he would often sp...