The recliner before work started The recliner before work started Springs in the base section The stripped frame of the chair The spring unit recovered ready for stuffing webbing on the back section Cotton felt upholstery on the back section The base of the chair being prepared for French polishing French polishing Completed Chair Completed Chair Completed Chair Completed Chair Completed Chair

Techniques Used in This Project

Traditional Upholstery Traditional upholstery
Restoration of Woodwork Restoration of Woodwork
French Polishing Polishing

Edwardian Recliner


Although largely intact, this lovely old reclining chair looked sad and worn. The fabric was old and ripped and the finish on the wood was largely gone.


The chair had to be stripped and the spring unit fixed. This was then reupholstered traditionally and covered in a thick cream fabric chosen by the client to match her room. The edges were hand-sewn for a quality finish. The wood in the base section was then smoothed and prepared and polished to a perfect smooth surface.