Restoration and upholstery of antique Biedermeier chairs


Seating furniture is probably the most stressed piece of furniture in everyday life. They are moved back and forth, children tilt, jeans rub against the upholstery and, last but not least, the constant sitting down and standing up exerts pressure in various directions. These high stresses cause the structural corner joints to loosen - in other words, the legs become loose.

In the course of restoring a chair, it may therefore be necessary to dismantle the chair into all its individual parts and then glue them together again from scratch.

The right upholstery fabric is important!

But the chairs presented here were not only unstable. The wood was faded, the surface heavily scratched and dulled. In addition, the fabric was no longer visually pleasing.



In the workshop, the chairs were first "stripped bare". The upholstery was removed so that we could work on the construction of the chair. After the loose corner joints were completely loosened, the joints could be cleaned and re-glued.
We then removed the old shellac finish and cleaned the wood with fine steel wool. We deliberately left the gilding of the capitals in the upper backrest area "untouched". Quirks and imperfections were filled and puttied.
The newly polished shellac makes the mahogany colour look fresh and strong again. The gilded capitals contrast beautifully with this.

For the upholstery fabric, we chose a narrow stripe in anthracite and grey. The fabric gives the antique chair a modern touch and makes it easy to combine in a modern living context.

Which upholstery company upholsters antique chairs?

We do not carry out the upholstery work ourselves, but give it to an upholstery workshop that has many years of experience with antique seating furniture. We will gladly put you in touch with the upholsterer we trust or take care of the upholstery work for you. This way you can continue to have "everything from one source"...


As you can see, the colour of the wood has changed quite a bit due to the refurbishment. This is mainly due to the shellac. You can find out more about the effect of a shellac polish here!

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We would also be happy to restore your antique piece of furniture!

Simply contact us via e-mail, SMS or WhatsApp. If you send us some photos of the object to be restored, we can usually give you the approximate restoration costs based on the pictures.

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