Tuesday, 8 July 2014
1920's bergere suite in Bute wool
A 1920's bergere suite with double-sided canework now reupholstered in Bute tweed.
This is a high quality suite was manufactured by Beresford and Hicks of Curtain Rd, London, in the heart of what was then the 'upholstery district' in East London. The space is now occupied by SCP no less.
This had been kept in a barn for the last year or so - getting the spider's webs and mould out from between the canework took some time. The back cushions are fixed in a way I've never seen before so reupholstery took some working out, but the customer wanted the backs to keep their 'feather look' so they're made with rubberised hair and cotton wadding for a puffed-up look.
Nice arm detail.
This was a commission.
Posted by Mick Sheridan Upholstery at 01:18