Our projects

1970s Parker Knoll Stateman chairs

Reupholstery of a pair of very cool Parker Knoll style Statesman Chairs from the 1970s. The clients chose to reupholster these in a very vibrant purple Bute tweed fabric that goes really well with the style of these swivel armchairs. These are very fashionable vintage gems very worthwhile restoring! We love them!

Recaning of Sunrise antique chair

Restoration of antique medallion cane chair. This gorgeous little armchair had the back panel broken, including both the top of the canework and the wooden central medallion. We replaced and disguised the missing section of the wooden medallion and wove back the cane panel. A real challenge, as the medallion design is one of the most difficult to carry out in hand-caning but such a rewarding job as the pattern is truly beautiful. Quite a statement piece, loved working on it!


Antique Mahogany dining table

Full restoration of antique extendable 4-leaf mahogany dining table. The table top was badly damaged with watermarks, scratches and discolouring. So the old finish was removed, a stain applied and several coats of oil finish. This was finished off with a coat of wax and buffing. The legs were also touched up with a coat of shellac and waxing. On the other hand, one of the top planks and the removable leafs had detached elements that needed regluing . This table is completed with a set of 6 dining chairs that we had previously restored for a lovely couple, a set that was a family heirloom that we were delighted to give a new lease of life.


Reupholstery of Scroll Back dinning chairs

Reupholstery of a set of 8 scroll back dining chairs on Panaz fabric. For those interested in chair history, this type of chair is known as a Parsons chair, characterised for its clean lines, being armless and for its fully upholstered seat and back typically with wooden legs. The name comes from the fact that they were designed by students at the Parsons School of Design in Paris in the 1930s. It’s remained a very popular type of chair especially for dining tables, because they are very comfortable and stylish.

Restoration of a Victorian burr walnut sewing table
Restoration of a Victorian burr walnut sewing table with pierced fretted lidded compartments and raise on turned and carved legs supported with a cross stretcher. This beautiful little table had came apart and had a broken joint in the stretcher. It also had some woodworm and needed repolishing. We treated the woodworm, repaired the joint, glued it all back together, French polished it and gave it a final coat of wax and buffing. The client was delighted with the result as it had great emotional value, being one of the few things that her family managed to rescue from their house during the London blitz.

Reupholstery of Cintique 1990s sofa set
Reupholstery of sofa set and stool. These have been done in contrasting patterned and plain velvet fabrics that work really well together, giving them the wow factor. This 1999 Cintique set is great quality and super comfortable. Simply by changing the fabric this dated set now looks very funky! Another example of how furniture can be beautifully renovated and turned into something unique, instead of ending up on landfill. We love the transformation.