Sunday, October 27, 2013

Upholstery "Project of the Month"

Here's one of the most jaw-dropping upholstery projects we worked on recently, which I thought you guys and gals would enjoy.

This is a gorgeous Victorian carved mahogany "tub chair". I would date it to around 1870-1880, but it's hard to say for sure.

The chair arrived to us in a grubby old floral pattern, and the piping/edging was missing. The chair had breaks to both front arms, and it needed a lot of work.

This post will just be a super quick preview with a few photos, but if you want to see the full restoration with nearly 60 photos, go here:

Here's the before:

A few "during":

And after:


  1. Beautiful work! Love the solid colour on the back.

    1. Yeah, I love the red. I wish she would have just used the red all over, but it's nice as-is, too.

  2. Wow, so cool. Old and Modern at the same time.

  3. I liked the 'garb' this graceful little chair came in (the more traditional) but the transformation with the non-traditional fabric knocked my socks off. Love this chair : )