Crest

Diary

6 April 2020

Crest

Before and After

I have found the most satisfying part of my job is spotting chairs, sofa, or stools in need of renovation and reupholstering.

I bought these lovey period chairs, French 18thC Directoire Fauteuil in very poor condition but the frames were very strong and secure. 

 

The original fabric


 

 



The original paint work

Fabric removed to show traditional upholstery
 

 

The frame was a brown green colour  which I decided with some careful cleaning would bring the original colour back.  I just couldn't believe the change. I used sugar soap and extra fine wire wool.  Lovely detailing could be seen and instead of brownish green a cream original paint appeared

 

The chairs professionally upholstered in a charcoal grey linen fabric



 


 

 

 

Detail on the original paint work

 

These amazing French Directoire period Fauteuil are available for sale on my website   maxinewhittaker.com

 

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