Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Victorian Armchair in Bute tweed

An 1860's open-arm chair traditionally reupholstered and covered in Bute tweed.

This contemporary fabric works really well on such a traditional chair. I like to use strong semi-plain fabrics on traditional furniture in colours that echo the flamboyance of the velvets, etc that would have been used on the originals. The strong colours in the Bute tweed range are perfect.

I only wish I had the patience and equipment to photograph furniture and fabric properly because this fabric is actually this colour:

I love the sweep of the back of the chair.

This has been reupholstered using traditional methods as outlined in this one-minute film - it actually took 30+ hours.

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