June 24, 2011
Before & After: Chaise de Malade
It was ultimately upholstered in a simple natural linen, with nail heads, because a piece like this needs nothing to take the eye away from the amazing lines and history that it will bring to the room.
The reclining mechanism, although slightly archaic, is still usable.
We also reupholstered a second Fauteuil Malade for the same client. This chair was not as old, from the 19th century, but still a beautiful chair with wonderful age.
We covered this chair in Hunter Coal by De la Cuona, and the subtle stripes of the fabric seem perfect with the exposed wood of this old piece.
There's going to be a big website update with a lot of new restoration and reupholstery pieces - be sure to check it out!