Traditional Upholstery

Having received extensive experience in restoring 18th and 19th century furniture, Olga has learned to appreciate the art of traditional upholstery as well as understand the value of antique pieces and the importance of preserving them.

In the meticulous and gradual process of traditional furniture upholstery restoration Olga pays attention to show-wood which can be sympathetically re-finished. Loose frames can be taken apart, cleaned off and re-glued back together returning them to their original strength.

1920s stool upholstery in monochrome stripe

Each piece of furniture is expertly sculpted by hand using organic materials and traditional techniques of webbing, springing, stuffing and stitching; where appropriate the original horse hair is recycled.

Italian 1970’s chaise longue upholstered in a pale fawn/gold cord fabric with a skirt and bolster.

Olga will be delighted to discuss details of your traditional pieces’ re-upholstery whether it’s a repair or a full restoration. The traditional process is lengthy and labour intensive therefore costly, however, it’s sometimes possible to achieve a more affordable solution. If you’re based in East London, a visit for more precise assessment can be arranged.

Reproduced original loose covers for De Padova armchairs
Spanish birthing chairs
Entirely hand stitched 6 chairs by George Ciancimin