Clive Payne

Antique furniture reupholstery and restoration

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Antique Furniture Upholstery Repair & Reupholstery

The Reupholstery of 18th-Century Furniture

All aspects of upholstery and reupholstery can be carried out by our specialist upholsterer. Following a careful assessment of the furniture and repair required, we are able to restore historical upholstered furniture from the base frame up to the needleworks that were so often used in the Eighteenth Century.

Antique Upholstery Restoration Using Original Materials & Fastenings

Upholstery work can include conservation of needleworks, the reuse of original webbings to keep the integrity of the furniture’s history. Antique furniture was traditionally filled with several different types of organic materials, which varied in both quality and price. Such as horsehair that was so often used in the makeup of an upholstered item. We still employ this in our upholstery restoration work as well as using the very best in materials.

All antique furniture reupholstery, restoration and conservation work is carried out using upholstery tacks, hand stitching and carefully reusing brass or bronze domed nails to finish the item, we can replicate the domed heads using our lost wax casting process if missing heads are required to be replaced.

To discuss any aspect of upholstered furniture that you might wish to conserve or restore please do not hesitate to contact me.

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