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.
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.
The originals are circa 1760, and in the English Chinoiserie style.
Modern day upholsterer, Thanh Fraser, using the tried and tested methods and materials, to upholster this set of chairs.
The stages of upholstering an armchair.
Upholstery is like sculpture. The wooden structure is simple.