A set of two library chairs were presented to us by a gentleman who wanted them rejuvenated. These chairs were purchased new in the 1920’s by his grandfather in England. “Library” chairs also referred to as “William IV” chairs were initially constructed in the 1830’s thus this design of chair had already been in circulation for almost a century.  

These chairs were constructed from English Oak and traditionally upholstered in a tapestry. They had then been re-upholstered in the 1970’s using a Nylex vinyl named “Deerhide”. Deerhide was a product of its day and although extremely popular, perhaps these chairs deserved to be covered in something slightly more elegant.

We stripped these chairs completely back then cleaned and polished the elegant carved timber frames. We used the original upholstery methods being jute webbing, coil springs and stitched edges but indulged in a final thin layer of premium foam. The upholstery was also finished to the original standard with space studded self-covered banding.