Ten examples of chaise longue we have restored and reupholstered. The modern chaise longue was first popularised during the 16th century in France, hence the rather lovely name ‘Chaise Longue’ – it always congers up a sophisticated romantic feel. Chaise Longue were created by French furniture craftsmen for the rich to rest without the need to retire to the bedroom. I think I need one.
This wing chair, a fireside wing-back chair, is a turn of the century classic. The inside back panel you can see is a coordinating pattern fabric. The fabric is the original fabric of the chair our customer wanted to retain as it is a reminder of her late husband who loved the chair.
Linwood omega velvet fabric is what we chose to compliment the original fabric. The customer is delighted with the result and so are we – it looks just lovely.
In blue velvet.
Just ready to be delivered to its home in Darlington. A plain side chaise longue reupholstered in a lovely Ross fabric self pattern. Similar to a damask with a small pattern.
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About Our Fabrics
All our fabrics are of first quality, meet current legislation and come with a guarantee. We are stockist of some of the most versatile quality fabrics available in the UK and we have worked with most for over 20 / 30 years., for example, Chatsworth Fabrics, Linwood Fabric, Porter and Stone and Ross Fabrics.
Two very interesting and lovely chairs we reupholstered in flags. Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. The best photo is the close up of the lion arm – see below. You may also be interested to see a chair we reupholstered in football shirts.
Full restoration of a lovely Edwardian antique chair. Upholstered in a deep blue fabric by Ross of Leeds in crushed velvet.
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
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.
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.
Double Camel Back Edwardian Sofa reupholstered in Linwood fabric – Marlborough Weaves Maize.
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.
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 🙂