My first 747 take-off was in the old "Red Carpet Room" of UA
's first 747. In the delivery model, there were ~7 gold fabric swivel chairs. Not a great arrangement as a lounge. After they retro'ed the -100's to the 10 window cabin, they created a terrific Polynesian style lounge with a circular sofa, card tables, a full service bar, and snacks for cocktails. Rarely did were any pax seated there - all the paxs were on the lower deck and would wander up to see and maybe have a drink. First class was first class then!
American never changed their few 747 aircraft. In fact, one of those old birds was flying SFO
in '94. The UD had 16 business class seats and only three windows on each side. Comfortable, but sort of cramped.