Category Archives: 1930’s

Occasional Chair

Occasional Chair

Here is another example of a completed reupholstery job. A neatly designed oak occasional chair with some wear and patina. We reupholstered as selected by our customer in a peach patterned linen with a coordinating braid.

The chair owner is shipping the chair to Wales.

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Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric 2

Parker Knoll Chair

Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric.

I recall them been old chairs back in the early days – here we are still restoring and reupholstering Parker Knoll.

A 75-year-old Parker Knoll Chair | Awarded as a Retirement Chair at some time for services on the railways. Covered in a lovely Wool Tartan Moon Fabrics. We have reupholstered Parker Knoll chairs and sofas throughout our 30-year history. Note the red pins near the feet – it’s all about the detail.

Parker Knoll Chair
Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric 2

Large Sofa

In a lovely blue fabric, this is a unique style sofa we reupholstered. Seen here just delivered to our customers home.

The curved detailed lines are really sharp on this fantastic sofa, we made arm caps for practice reasons as this soft will be used daily and the addition of the large scatter cushions really sets it off.

It’s a particularly large sofa that the customer has owned for years. The lady loved it could not find a replacement, therefore, had this one restored and reupholstered in Linwood Fabrics ‘Forget Me Not’ fabric which is discontinued now. We made the rather fine looking scatter cushions using the customer supplied fabric. Another one I want to take home 🙂

Before and After

A Before and After Chair

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.

1930s Mustard Sofa

Authentic 1930s Sofa, Shell Back Sofa

I may use this word too often, ‘stunning’ and I may say this too often, ‘I want to take it home!’ Both apply here. We restored this 1930s sofa and reupholstered in a mustard Linwood Omega Italian Velvet. The quality, detail and styling are exquisite.

1930s mustard sofa

Our customer looked for this exact style for some time, originally made in Denmark, she found it on eBay and shipped it to us. It’s art you can sit on.

Gold 1930s Chair arm

Loveseat in Gold

A wonderful love seat, we reupholstered for our customer in Yellow rich Gold, how amazing it looks in the bay window. Its got a 1930s look and style to it. The shape and curve of the loveseat are enough, a patterned fabric will detract from the style. This plain fabric choice shows off the shape and boosts its appeal with the beautiful gold velvet.

Gold 1930s Chair
Gold 1930s Chair
Gold 1930s Chair arm
Dark wood rocker

1930’s Oak Rocking Chair

We are delighted to restore this sprung rocking chair.

Our customer loved the chair but it was past its best. To buy a new chair or restore the old was the question. It fits nicely in the conservatory, the customer liked the style so she decided to instruct us to restore the wood back to its original colour, re-web (under seat springing) and reupholster with all new foam padding.

The result is a fine quality bespoke restored chair.

Dark wood rocking chair
Dark wood rocking chair - detail of new webbing

We used Ross fabric as selected and think it works really well.

Note the all new webbing and fabric under cushion sleeve as it was originally.

1930s Chair in houndstooth by Linwood-wing

1930​s Chair

The strong shape and sturdy lines of this chair made me fall in love with it. Our customer chose a beautiful Linwood houndstooth fabric with a gentle stone and lichen colourway. The build quality of this era of furniture manufacturer is impeccable – again, sturdy and strong quality. The equivalent, if you could buy one new, would be over £5000. And it’s great to restore rather than make new – a delight. Matching sofa below.

1930s Chair in houndstooth by Linwood
1930s Chair in houndstooth by Linwood - matching sofa
Office Chair

Office Chair For Home Study

Rather clever what our customer did with this office chair for her study.

Instead of the typical plain or blue (boring) fabric, she selected this high-quality deco style fabric to create a more soothing to look at and stylish office study chair.

Office Chair

We also reupholstered a matching chest footstool.

Chest footstool

Now a matching pair of bespoke pieces for a study. Perfect.

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

1930's Fluted back chairs

1930’s Fluted Back sofa

We often talk here about the value of buying older quality furniture and restoring it to your style and taste.

This 1930’s Fluted back sofa is a perfect example. With a matching pair of chairs.

Our customer selected the combination of carved and plain high-quality velore to create a stunning one-off showpiece that you can sit on and look at to enjoy.  And of course, if you were to order a new version of this quality the total investment will be about double.

1930's flute backed sofa

1930's Fluted back chairs

Just amazing!

Historic chair

Historic Chair

A Historic chair with a story.  Originally a retirement gift to an Oxford Professor in 1930s and discovered by our customer in a cottage attic in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

Our customer provided the in-keeping fabric and it looks rather amazing.

If only it could talk 🙂