This was wobbly and the client was unsure of what was causing it. I established that the main pivot was worn and arranged for a new socket to be welded on to provide the main shaft with a tight fit. This resolved the problem. Some while after a further problem was raised as the chair […]
The client brought this in to be recovered but on closer inspection it was found to have crumbled away. It had previously been re-upholstered with the new webbing tacked over the old. The upholstery was old and filthy. It was disposed of and a new frame made up to fit the chair. It was then […]
This chair was in poor condition. There was marquetry missing in the top rail and the polish was in need of rejuvenation. It also need the pin cushion seat upholstered. The marquetry was replaced and it was polished before finally being upholstered with a pin cushion seat and piping on the edges.
The chaise was in very poor condition. The frame was falling apart, the cushions were old or missing and the surface finish perished and badly damaged. The old upholstery was removed, the frame was repaired and consolidated, the surface stripped and refinished and then re-upholstered. As it was to be used as an occasional bed […]
The chair seat had collapsed and after removal of the old upholstery it was found that the frame had extensive woodworm damage and had crumbled away. The old frame was used as a template and a new one made from beech. The legs were reinstated and it was then upholstered ready for a top cover […]
This involved the repair of the back splat of an Georgian dining chair. Some of the parts had been saved but many other smaller sections were missing and had to be made and integrated into the back splat. They were then carved to match the various profiles and coloured to match.
This is a set of Ercol Quaker style dining chairs from the 1960’s. They were finished in a very dark stain and lacquer which had become damaged over time. They were all stripped and prepared for refinishing. They were then lacquered in a clear lacquer that enhanced the figuring of the wood.
These chairs had greats sentimental value to the client but the upholstery was old and worn and the client required them to be updated. The existing upholstery was removed, the frame stripped and refinished and the chair was then upholstered in white leather with matching piping.
This chair had one of it’s leg broken and held together with tape. The old and broken leg was cut off and a new leg turned to match with a dowel integrated into the turning to fix into the front seat rail. The leg was then polished with black shellac to replicate the japanned finish […]
This chair was in very poor condition and required complete restoration. The old and damaged upholstery was removed and the surface finish stripped. It was then polished and upholstered in leather with studded edges.
A set of balloon back chairs had been left to the client but were in very poor condition. The polish has perished along with the leather upholstery. All the joints were consolidated, the surface stripped and refinished and then the chairs were upholstered in leather with decorative stud edging.
My client was a fan of art deco furniture and managed to acquire a set of four tub chairs. They were in however quite poor condition. In particular they had been upholstered over the show wood around the side of the seats. The old upholstery was carefully removed. All the old staples and tacks were […]
This lovely armchair had been stored in a garage for many years before being brought in to me for restoration. The old upholstery was removed to discover evidence of old woodworm damage. This had weakened the left rail and destroyed the tenon joints. The front rail and legs were also detached. The surface finish was […]
This chair had a damaged and perished surface finish that was stripped and then re-polished. The old leather upholstery was removed and it was then re-upholstered in a leather that was perhaps more in keeping with the chair!
This chair had been inherited by the client and was in very poor condition. The surface finish was in a perished condition with the cane back damaged and the cushion almost threadbare. The old cane work was removed and the surface finish stripped. Some repairs were then made to the frame before refinishing it in […]
This chair was presented to me with a loose frame. It was clear that the tenon joints had failed and that it would be necessary to remove te old upholstery to establish the extent of the problem and to remedy it. On removing the upholstery the chair was found to have live woodworm that had […]
A straightforward job but one which updated a very tired looking footstool. The old rush was removed and the tired and perished surface finish stripped away. It was then refinished to a deep satin finish and upholstered in a fabric.
This delightful chair had been caned but that was damaged and the client required it to be re-caned. The surface finish was however very poor and it was decided to strip that off and to refinish it. The result looked great and it was then sent off for the caning.
This set of solid oak dining chairs were presented with a perished surface finish that looked grey and tired. They were stripped and the surface prepared for finishing. They were then finished with hardwax oil to a satin finish. This created a rich and vibrant finish that highlighted the figuring and grain in the oak.
The photograph on the left shows the chair more or less as it was provided. It had been partly re-upholstered some 10 years ago and then abandoned. The old covers are shown draped over the upholstery and they were used as a template. The chair had some of the re-upholstered areas improved and then it […]