The shape of this chair is adorable anyway, covered in newspaper it would still look good :). Here we have restored and reupholstered in a modern velvet with a contrasting back panel. Its something I would have not thought of. Our customer did and it looks great and we made a bespoke unique chair.
PS – You don’t just buy your soft furnishings do you? Design and build to your exact requirements.
The wood frame has been stripped and waxed to its natural colour. We made new cushions in a fabric from the Ross Bramley collection in chocolate brown. The frame was re-webbed. Delivery to Northumberland.
Our customer purchased the sofa new from ‘Oliviers of Richmond and Barnard Castle’ new 35 years ago.
Isn’t it wonderful to buy a sofa, use it for 35 years then restore it for the next generation to enjoy? Oh, the good old days.
Our customer purchased this amazing high-quality Chesterfield sofa for less than £100. It needed a full restoration of course but the quality when we took it apart was the best we have ever seen. Now restored and upholstered in the customers choice of Linwood Omega Italian Velvet in river stone – wow it looks amazing, sits beautifully and will last a lifetime.
Restored and reupholstered in a luscious rich claret velvet. Perfect for a library. Bergère Chairs are very comfortable due to the deep and wide seats, usually feather filled cushions and a slightly lower height.
Above is the Bergere set in the workshop. An older reupholstery had made the cushions a little too narrow and our customer wanted the cushions firmed-up and to be made comfortable. So as you can see on the above photo we made the new red cushion cases a little wider to fit snug with the frame.
We had a little debate recently on how to spell ‘Knole’ when referring to a Knole Sofa. With a little help from the Internet, we confirmed the correct spelling and decided to share some history – you can view the original Knole sofa in Knole in Kent.
The Knole sofa was made in the 17th century. Originally used not as a comfortable sofa but as a formal throne on which the monarch would have sat to receive visitors. It is housed at Knole in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-Wests since 1605 but now in the care of the National Trust.
To identify a Knole sofa it usually has exposed wooden finials at the rear corner tops. The arms are sides and are of the same height as the back. The side arms are tied to the sofa back by means of heavy decorative braid, often with an elaborate tassel.
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.
Fabulous upholstered furniture looking tired and in need of a revamp. And look at the wonderful result after our re-upholstery. Recycle your sad looking furniture with a full re-upholstery work of art.