More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

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Aug 27, 2018
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Before: This wingback chair was originally donated to me by my good friend, super talented artist and fellow meditator Raksha Patel, which was found discarded on the site of Raksha’s old studio many years ago, at a time when she and a group of her fellow artist friends had to leave a block of studios […]

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

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Jun 29, 2017
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Before: Two sets of  four mid 20th century modern dining room chairs were given a smart refurbishment once they arrived at my studio. From the look of the show wood they had experienced some water damage and the fillings had completely disintegrated beyond the point from which they could be re-used.   After: A bit of […]

Returned to sender: A reproduction Louis XIV in vintage French Postal Sackcloth

Returned to sender: A reproduction Louis XIV in vintage French Postal Sackcloth

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Sep 7, 2014
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To meet my customers’ budget , this reproduction French Louis XIV was  rewebbed and resprung traditionally. The old degraded foams were completely replaced with a combination of rubberised hair, composite foams and a linen scrim-covered tack roll which was tacked in place for a much improved feel to the seat. The reupholstered fillings and suspension were covered in an F/R […]

A Queen Anne Style in a wonderful weave…

A Queen Anne Style in a wonderful weave…

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Aug 21, 2014
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Before..     and After!.. Completely refurbished & recovered in Sandersons “Samarkand” (Colour Indigo). For a very patient, kind & grateful couple near Crystal Palace (Thanks for that Beautiful bottle of Valpolicella (and that jar of homemade Chutney! )   My thanks to Katy Chaytor Hill for her assistance

Modern Upholstery on traditional frames

Modern Upholstery on traditional frames

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Oct 25, 2013
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 An example of modern upholstery on traditional frames. Including rubberised hair & quality foams over hessian on a serpentine-sprung base (customer fabric supplied) . The “Original” seat was covered in a Rexine Vinyl material and filled with fibre-fill over Brown webbing. and the subframe would not support a stitched and stuffed sprung seat, so keeping […]

Modern techniques and materials on traditional Frames

Modern techniques and materials on traditional Frames

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Aug 23, 2013
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Some modern techniques can be successfully used with traditional frames if you have a limited budget. Prices serve as a guide only as the variety of frame shapes dictate the amount of internal materials required. Prices include: Removal of existing upholstery and re-upholstery. Prices do not include the cost of the top cover & buttoning Dining […]

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