Yearly Archives: 2018

20's Drop Arm Sofa

1920’s Drop Arm Sofa

These were extremely popular in the early 1900’s, therefore, we see a lot of them. A sofa that can turn into a chaise long and an occasional bed. The arm has a substantial metal mechanism to ‘drop’ the arm.

The quality of build is extremely robust, I know this from experience as I have owned one for over twenty years.  Mine has moved house at least three times and has lived in the lounge, hall, bedroom, holiday cottage and now sits in the kitchen.  Kids have used it as a climbing frame and I sat on it last night – it’s in perfect condition.  A 100-year-old sofa – Truly amazing.

Howard Chair Blue Velvet

Howard Chair

Howard Chairs have the international reputation of being the ‘Rolls Royce of chairs. Established in 1820 as Howard & Sons, made in London to order they are built using traditional methods. The timeless design we have seen these chairs occasionally for 30 years.

Howard Chair Blue Velvet

This one we restored in blue velvet for our customer.

Artist chair by Ed Luz - back

Artist chair by Ed Luz

A lambing chair that we reupholstered for artist Ed Kluz.  Ed is a painter, illustrator, and printmaker.  He designed the fabric for this chair for an exhibition in The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.  3rd – 27th October 2018.

Artist chair by Ed Luz

His work explores our relationship with the past through notions of English Romanticism. Read more about Ed.

Detail of quality of work

Reupholster and Restoration – Detail of the quality of work

Here are two occasional chairs we restored and reupholstered.

I’ve added nice close-up photographs to show the detailed quality of our work.

Detail of quality of work Detail of quality of work Detail of quality of work

I am often asked ‘what will it look like when it comes back’.  Our reupholstery service is not a second option to buying new. When we restore a chair or sofa etc we re-manufacture to the highest standard.  In some cases actually better than the original mass produced furniture or as close as we can when restoring ancient and antique furniture.  For example, we will use tacks and horse hair to match ancient reupholstery work.

Chair in Linwood Tweed

A Restored Circa 1972 Bridgecraft suite

Bridgecraft suite bought in 1972 rarely used only on special occasions. Fully refurbished in beautiful Linwood fabric. A complete transformation from the original dralon with ruching. We now have this modern woven fabric with simple piping and no fringe.

Sofa in Linwood Tweed

The 2 fireside chairs were fully restored in Linwood woolen tartan fabulous compliment to the suite.

Chair in Linwood Tweed

And a lovely touch child’s rocking chair long in the family covered in the tartan. Very cute and perfect for the new arrival when she grows into it.

Chair in Linwood Tartan

Very happy customers ??

Loose Covers for sofa

Loose Coves made for a Sofa

Our customer requested loose covers for her sofa. The requirements were: very simple covers, no piping, and no skirt. Below are the results, I think this style works well with the simple yet chic fabric choice and the pleasing lines of the sofa.

Loose Covers for a sofa

Looks rather ‘French chic’ I think.

Tub chairs - befor and after

Tub Chairs – before and after

You see these chairs often.  If the frame is good – and due to the structural shape they usually are – these are a great basis to make your own bespoke bedroom or occasional chair – I have one in my office.

Our customer decided on this lovely blue that really looks great.

Tub chairs - befor and after

Before on the left by the way 🙂