A quality piece of furniture can live in the heart of your home for generations.
It becomes a cherished part of your family history and with our expertise we can bring it back to life.
Chairs made by leading manufacturers in the 19th century were occasionally marked with their names.
If you find the manufacturer's stamp (it is often under the seat rail or inside the back leg), it can dramatically increase the value of the chair.
At one time seating reflected social status and in the Middle Ages only the head of a household had a chair, while everyone else sat on benches or stools.
Reupholstery is so much more than just papering over the cracks.
In England where carpets were generally favoured, casters in the 18th century were often made from brass.
Some were stamped by their makers (Cope & Collinson are particularly well known).
The age and condition of your chair will dictate whether it requires stripping back to its original frame to be tightened or have weakening joints repaired.
In chairs with a sprung seat, we will tighten or replace the springs before readjusting them to their ideal tensions for optimal comfort.
This funky textured velvet gave a chic and sophisticated update to the chair, whilst our compassionate restoration using traditional methods remained faithful to the chair’s 18th-century origins.