Good Questions: Info on this Unusual Lounge Chair Style?

Chair Frame - another photo below
Rachel send in an email: I am wondering if anyone can identify this amazing rolly lounger-it's been reupholstered with brocade and I want to restore it to its original look (velvet?).
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

Please share any info on the chair with Rachel in the comments below...thanks!