July 25, 2013

Before & After: 19th Century French Settee

We just finished a complete restoration & reupholstery of an antique 19th century French settee. When it arrived, it was covered in the original muslin, with the original horsehair underneath.

Our client chose a custom embroidered horsehair fabric from Holland & Sherry, which had to first be seamed & positioned on the settee before going back to the company for the actual embroidery. 

The horsehair fabric was used on the seat & inside back, and then a vintage floral fabric was used for the complete exterior and ramp (the section running along the top from the arms). A braided cord was applied in keeping with the period style.

We cleaned up the wood legs, and love how this period piece has a new fresh look!

Also, expanding our social media reach - Classic Design is now on Instagram! Follow us @classicdesignla !

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