6 April 2020
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