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Case Study In Traditional Upholstery

Bergére Suite

The Victorian Bergere suite, designed in the Carolean style, was in a poor condition and required extensive restoration and complete re-upholstering in the traditional manner. The existing re-upholstery covered interesting carvings of cherubs, all of which were completely hidden from view as a result of the insensitive covering. Once removed the carvings could be properly enjoyed although a number needed minor restoration and repair.

Traditional Upholstery

Overall the project involved repairing missing and damaged caning; with the seat requiring complete removal before being re-upholstered in separate "pockets", which allowed it to move independently to the frame. The benefit of which prevents the fabric at the front being pulled or torn when being used.

Traditional UpholsteryAs with the majority of re-upholstery projects at Wheathills the seats were completed to the calico stage, all traditionally completed by hand including the bolsters, which were hand sewn in the traditional manner with each front finished with a rosette. The client sourced the covering fabric, before being applied in our workshops.

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