“Fully upholstered Victorian Horse Shoe Chair” by Emma Mullender
Crushed velvet fabric on antique chair (2016) by Emma Mullender
Thank you so much for the painstaking attention to detail in restoring my chair. It looks and feels beautiful and has been given a whole new lease of life. The care, craftmanship and professional service was more than I had hoped for and I am therefore a very happy customer.Zoe Constable
This Victorian Horse shoe chair had been in the clients family for many years. Nothing was salvageable needed a full strip down and be rebuilt. My client found some great quality crushed velvet fabric that was a dream to work with. She wanted the chair to sit pride and place again in her home.
Rebuilding a chair is a physical job. It requires a lot of patience and a huge amount of time to strip and rebuild a chair. Traditional methods, which include re-webbing, sewing in new springs and a gradual build up of stuffing using hessian, horse hair, coconut fibre, cotton wadding and special stiches were used to complete this antique chair. Double piping frames the arms and side panels.