Antique Wing Armchair – Helen Honisett (Nether Edge, Sheffield)

Wing Armchair

Antique Wing Armchair Our re-upholstery and re-covering services can transform an ordinary piece of furniture into something spectacular. A good example of this is when Helen Honisett of Nether Edge, Sheffield approached us for a quote for her beloved antique wing armchair. The chair had been upholstered several times by previous generations of Helen’s family and…

Antique Armchairs – Vicki Towndrow (Ecclesall, Sheffield)

20th Century Nursing Chair

Vicki Towndrow from Ecclesall, Sheffield asked us to traditionally upholster three antique armchairs for her new home. One chair was an Edwardian drop-in seat armchair, the second a Victorian pin-stuffed armchair and the third an antique, can backed nursing chair. Vicki’s nursing chair required re-springing and completely re-upholstering (see photographs below).   The frames on the other antique chairs…

Traditional Upholstery Evening Classes

Upholstery Course

Our traditional upholstery evening classes are back by popular demand early in 2017. The courses will run for six weeks, on either Monday or Thursday evenings, from 18:00 – 20:00 and will cost £195.00. See the Upholstery Courses section of the website for available dates or click here. The evening classes will be suitable for all levels of…

Antique French Bedroom Chair – Rose Drew (Hunters Bar, Sheffield)

Antique French Bedroom Chair

Rose Drew from Hunter’s Bar in Sheffield  asked if we could re-cover her cherished antique French bedroom chair which was old, sagging and tired. Rose picked a luxurious gold, velvet fabric from our Linwood Omega range and a complementary gold braid which suited the chair perfectly. We also replaced the webbing and the hessian which had perished and broken, restoring the chair…

Traditional Upholstery – What is Involved ?

Stuffed Edge Roll

What Does Traditional Upholstery Involve ? Traditional upholstery is an age-old craft where an item of antique furniture is upholstered using hand tools, traditional methods and materials. Generally speaking, there are seven layers involved in the traditional upholstery process. These layers are added in a specific order, as detailed below; The Webbing – Webbing is added…

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