I learned that the backwards N's dated it to after 1940---and I knew that it would need a new hooked cover---so with some research I found this design and attributed to Lambert Hitchcock in the 1800's---and adapted it to fit my footstool.
I drew this on Wednesday evening and started it in the car on the way to the lake on thursday morning
and it is now almost 3 o'clock on Friday and it is almost finished---did I mention that it is hot at the lake and being in the trailer in air conditioning is a good thing!
Here are some additional pictures taken during the process.
The mix of darks in the background
This is where it is now---will stay this way until tonight---time to go for a ride in the jet ski!