Here's my earliest 'big' challenge - a Victorian nursing chair that I completely stripped back, restored, repaired and covered in luxurious Linwood Fin De Siecle printed velvet. This was a friend's family heirloom so it was really rewarding to give it this new lease of life...
This job was a triple - two Victorian balloon-back chairs and a sprung chair. They were fully treated for woodworm, reglued, and resprung before being reupholstered in Champagne-coloured crushed velvet and finished with a double piped trim. A plain fabric was used here to bring out the beautiful shape of each chair and the finish was pure elegance!
My favourite kind of work. This chair belonged to my friend's dad. Because I've upholstered it traditionally it will last for years to come and can continue to be passed from one generation to the next...
As well as selling original work, I'm happy to take commissions. Here's a selection of my recent projects...