Upholstery

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An engraving of some upholstery workers, from a book published in 18th century France about trades. When working on valuable antiques it is advisable to stick to tried and tested methods of traditional upholstery.

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This set of chairs was made by Dick Reid, of York, for a client in Connecticut, USA. We were commissioned to upholster the set to the calico stage before they were shipped out.

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The originals are circa 1760, and in the English Chinoiserie style.

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Modern day upholsterer, Thanh Fraser, using the tried and tested methods and materials, to upholster this set of chairs.