Delighted to restore this quite rare Ercol Studio Sofa – from probably the 1960’s
Here are a lovely set of Georgian spoon-back dining chairs ready for reupholstery.
I will add a photo of the completed chairs here once completed – if I remember:)
Thank you Ann!
Always a pleasure to work with. Our customer chose a plaid shade to coordinate with the bentwood English elm, a perfect fresh look.
Since 1944 Ercol have was produced chairs with a bentwood frame and an arched back supporting delicate spindles. The wood selected was English elm – a wood previously thought impossible to bend because it distorted.
We recently restored an antique fireside chair in this leather hide. There was just enough to cover this footstool also – so here it is about completed waiting on the bench for the finishing touches of the upholstery round headed pins in each corner. See the ‘Rolls Royce’ corner stitch in the detailed photo – Lovely!
Put your feet up!
Restored and reupholstered in a modern fabric creates a classic that will last for a very long time. A lovely antique button back chair restored and reupholstered in a light soft velvet – gorgeous!
Really popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s Parker Knoll chairs have often visited our workshop for 30 years. Easily recognised by the clean lines with small rolled arms and wings. To check, look under the seat cushion to find round springs covered in a canvas material. Then look under the frame base to see the stamp ‘Parker Knoll’. Always super quality, almost bullet proof, its rare to have to repair a Parker Knoll frame. We love them!
Started in the 1930’s Parker Knoll is a British furniture manufacturing company, originally formed by Frederick Parker and Willi Knoll, a German inventor of the distinctive form of springs under the seat. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1950, but taken private in 2004. After financial problems, it was acquired out of administration by Sofa Brands International. In recent years, the brand has moved back to the higher-quality end of the domestic furniture market.
Prices for new Parker Knoll furniture are still great value, chairs about £1000 for example. They are quite plain but have clean lines, quite small therefore fit well in modern houses. I like them as they are not ‘flash’ but a recognised quality that can be used for generations -, good value style that can be used every day.
Here is a delightful restored Parker Knoll chair we recently completed. Isn’t she lovely!
Running a commercial business with upholstered units in-place you need to restore / repair / reupholster fast. We reupholster a lot of the Toby Carvery restaurants (mmm yum) and many pubs and hotels in the North East and Yorkshire.
Here is a fast turn around for a doctors office – returned within 36 hours. Removed and reupholstered in a high quality vinyl during a staff training day. Great looking design too.
Buy quality furniture and it will last a lifetime, actually better value that buying new. We reupholstered this fine Wesley and Barrell chair which was purchased over 20 years ago – maybe more. Wesley-Barrell, a British company since 1895 makes traditional and contemporary furniture. Restored and reupholstered furniture is returned to our customers in ‘as new’ condition, to last another 20 years – now that is good value!
We striped back to the frame this Wood framed wing chair. Replaced the frame padding and the seat foams, cleaned and waxed the frame – see the before photo below.
Older furniture really is great quality. Often not seen is the frame construction and spring setup under the upholstery. Hardwood frames and dowel joints are fantastic structures to restore, re-pad and reupholster to make a chair that will last forever with a modern quality fabric. Here is a recently completed Wing Back Chair we restored for a customer.
Some dining chairs have a ‘pop-out’ seat pads, you can drop these into our shop in Darlington – we can pick up if required. Others are the same but with fixing screws underneath, we can call and remove for you. And then there are the fixed seat and sometimes fixed back dining chairs, we will collect.
Dining chairs seem to not go out of style and always are useful. We clean and wax the wood areas if requested while in the workshop and nearly always replace the foam padding, returned to you in almost as-new, comfortable condition – you will be surprised how hard those old dining chairs have got.
Edwardian chair fully restored and upholstered in fabric supplied by customer.
Footstools are really popular at the moment, can be used as a coffee table, magazine and book table, seat and indeed as a ‘footstool’.
Our customer purchased this set of a Three Seater Sofa and a Love-seat some 12 years ago, the fabric was tiring and a change of colour was required.
Originally upholstered in a light beige now restored and reupholstered in light grey chenille fabric.
The Kingston high back Dining Chair features clean contours and a scrolled back. The Kingston is an elegant design that is suited to most homes. The quality of this style of chair varies by manufacturer, indeed low price copies of the original can be found online. The better levels of quality are worth reupholstering. We strip to the frame, check and repair, re-web and spring, re-foam/pad and upholster as required.
Great to work on an original.
Our customer designed the large pleated skirt that hides the legs to produce a very stylish looking chair. Fabric chosen was a ‘Linen Look’ Aqua Clean fabric that can be cleaned with just water. I want some just like this!
Antique upholstery restoration and reupholstery a specialism – contact us for a quote.
Completed December 2016.