Renovating a Victorian sofa

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A while ago some clients approached me about renovating their much loved Victorian sofa. They had bought it in London 35 years ago for £50 and when it became worn out, they decided to invest in this beauty rather than replace it.

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The upholstery was very old and worn, but the frame was in good condition.


Here are some photos of the rebuild...


Despite the challenges of a drop arm, here she is, all rebuilt with traditional upholstery methods and materials and dressed in a wool & flax fabric with new seat cushions.