We hauled it around with as we moved to four different houses. Every time we moved it, my LSH would question why we were paying to move trash, and I kept pointing to the woodwork and insisting that it had potential.
About a month ago, we finally got rid of the puppy-chewed couch and loveseat set in our living room. (I am still mourning the loveseat, as it was the perfect knitting spot, but that's another matter.) We replaced them with a single couch, which left a bit of hole. We dragged the old armchair up from the basement, and sent it back to the furniture store with the deliverymen.
The transformation was amazing.
The wood turned out to be mahogany. The restoration man estimated the age of the chair at about 100 years old, give or take a decade. If anyone reading this has any more information about its age or style, we would love to hear it! All we know is that it is at least 15 years old, and we are very pleased with the end result.