This fine example of an Ercol Chair.
Always a pleasure to work with. Our customer chose a plaid shade to coordinate with the bentwood English elm, a perfect fresh look.
A little about Ercol
Since 1944 Ercol have was produced chairs with a bentwood frame and an arched back supporting delicate spindles. The wood selected was English elm – a wood previously thought impossible to bend because it distorted.
An antique footstool reupholstered in leather to match fireside chair.
We recently restored an antique fireside chair in this leather hide. There was just enough to cover this footstool also – so here it is about completed waiting on the bench for the finishing touches of the upholstery round headed pins in each corner. See the ‘Rolls Royce’ corner stitch in the detailed photo – Lovely!
Put your feet up!
Antique furniture is amazing value currently
Restored and reupholstered in a modern fabric creates a classic that will last for a very long time. A lovely antique button back chair restored and reupholstered in a light soft velvet – gorgeous!
Parker Knoll is a British furniture manufacturing company, originally formed by Frederick Parker and Willi Knoll.
Really popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s Parker Knoll chairs have often visited our workshop for 30 years. Easily recognised by the clean lines with small rolled arms and wings. To check, look under the seat cushion to find round springs covered in a canvas material. Then look under the frame base to see the stamp ‘Parker Knoll’. Always super quality, almost bullet proof, its rare to have to repair a Parker Knoll frame. We love them!
Started in the 1930’s Parker Knoll is a British furniture manufacturing company, originally formed by Frederick Parker and Willi Knoll, a German inventor of the distinctive form of springs under the seat. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1950, but taken private in 2004. After financial problems, it was acquired out of administration by Sofa Brands International. In recent years, the brand has moved back to the higher-quality end of the domestic furniture market.
Prices for new Parker Knoll furniture are still great value, chairs about £1000 for example. They are quite plain but have clean lines, quite small therefore fit well in modern houses. I like them as they are not ‘flash’ but a recognised quality that can be used for generations -, good value style that can be used every day.
Here is a delightful restored Parker Knoll chair we recently completed. Isn’t she lovely!
Running a commercial business with upholstered units in-place you need to restore / repair / reupholster fast. We reupholster a lot of the Toby Carvery restaurants (mmm yum) and many pubs and hotels in the North East and Yorkshire.
Here is a fast turn around for a doctors office – returned within 36 hours. Removed and reupholstered in a high quality vinyl during a staff training day. Great looking design too.
Good Quality Furniture Will Last and Last….
Buy quality furniture and it will last a lifetime, actually better value that buying new. We reupholstered this fine Wesley and Barrell chair which was purchased over 20 years ago – maybe more. Wesley-Barrell, a British company since 1895 makes traditional and contemporary furniture. Restored and reupholstered furniture is returned to our customers in ‘as new’ condition, to last another 20 years – now that is good value!
Dining Chairs are a regular in our workshop
Some dining chairs have a ‘pop-out’ seat pads, you can drop these into our shop in Darlington – we can pick up if required. Others are the same but with fixing screws underneath, we can call and remove for you. And then there are the fixed seat and sometimes fixed back dining chairs, we will collect.
Dining chairs seem to not go out of style and always are useful. We clean and wax the wood areas if requested while in the workshop and nearly always replace the foam padding, returned to you in almost as-new, comfortable condition – you will be surprised how hard those old dining chairs have got.
Edwardian chair restoration
Edwardian chair fully restored and upholstered in fabric supplied by customer.
Restored and reupholstered footstool
Footstools are really popular at the moment, can be used as a coffee table, magazine and book table, seat and indeed as a ‘footstool’.
Three Seater Sofa and Love-seat reupholstered in a chenille fabric.
Our customer purchased this set of a Three Seater Sofa and a Love-seat some 12 years ago, the fabric was tiring and a change of colour was required.
Originally upholstered in a light beige now restored and reupholstered in light grey chenille fabric.
We reupholster quite a lot of these lovely high back Kingston chairs.
Reupholstered Kingston High Back Dining Chairs.
Lovely coordinated set of Kingston chairs.
The Kingston high back Dining Chair features clean contours and a scrolled back. The Kingston is an elegant design that is suited to most homes. The quality of this style of chair varies by manufacturer, indeed low price copies of the original can be found on-line. The better levels of quality are worth reupholstering. We strip to the frame, check and repair, re-web and spring, re -foam/pad and upholster as required.
More reupholstered kingston chairs
This example has oak frame and polished legs.
We are restoring a 19th century button back fireside chair.
Antique upholstery restoration and reupholstery a specialism – contact us for a quote.
Restoring antique button-back fireside chair. Bespoke-craftsman-reupholstery.
And the restored and reupholstered button back fireside chair…
Our reupholstery policy
This fine wingback chair was delivered today. As with most of our reupholstery jobs we strip the chair back to its wood frame, fix and correct the joints as needed and replace the springs and webbing.
Body Foam padding – should I replace it?
We replace the body foam on nearly all reupholstery jobs as its best advice to do so while the furniture is stripped down. Also old foam is not fire retardant and it is often fatigued and can turn to almost dust when exposed. Yes always replace the body foam padding. It also shapes the furniture better to look better.
Library Sofa and Chairs
Originally upholstered in leather we reupholstered this lovely set of study or library sofa and two chairs. The chairs are of a different style and the padding is firm for this type of seating.
We are reupholstery experts with now 30 years experience, Offering simple repairs, domestic reupholstery and commercial reupholstery contracts. Based in Darlington we cover North East England and North Yorkshire.
A pair of matching originally Kilim fabric sofas in a Chesterfield style. Re upholstered and restored.
Delivered this week. Kilims are flat tapestry-woven fabric. Our customer wanted a plan blue fabric – see the original scatter Kilim fabric cushions.