Category Archives: 1920’s

Ercol Sofa close

Ercol Sofa

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.

Chesterfield back

Chesterfield Sofa

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.

Chesterfield sofa
Chesterfield on bench
Chesterfield with cushion
Bergere close up

A Stunning Bergère set

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.

Bergère set
Bergère Chair

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.

Bergere
Knole Sofa

Knole Sofas

A pair of classic Knoll Sofa in Italian Velvet.

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.

See another Knole sofa we reupholstered.

Knole Sofa
Knole Sofa

In addition to this I have a theory that the arms could be lowered to make a tempory bed. All said and done they always look regal.

Classic Furniture

Classic Furniture

Classic Furniture – The sofa in these photos has been reupholstered by us twice in the last 20 years – still going strong and is truly a Classic.

Our customer sourced and provided the fabric and designed the arm covers with tassels and detail of the matching rope. A wonderfu selection.

Detail Classic Furniture

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.

Latest Photo’s: Before and After Photo’s of reupholstered furniture.

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.

Single Chair restored and re-upholstered – 

 

A Four Seater sofa restored and re-upholstered – 

Chesterfield sofa – 

Chesterfield - Befor

Chesterfield - after