Sunday, February 27, 2011

Antique Parlor Set with Original Upholsery

I am always fascinated by antiques that retain their original upholstery. It is very hard to find anything that hasn't been redone many times over the last one hundred years. Recently I found a lovely three-piece parlor set with the original mohair and satin damask upholstery! The upholstery design is the same as this old illustration from a Victorian catalog.

Beautiful old mohair that is muted like old velvet.
Pretty satin damask in contrasting colors (settee is peach, chair is green and extra wide chair is blue). The seats need to be recovered but that would be a pretty easy fix. I love the old gimp and decorative tacks!
Due to a lack of space, I am going to have to let this set go. So if you are in the Southern California area, this beautiful piece of original oak Victoriana is for sale! Please email if interested. My email button is on the right column.

2 comments:

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

LOVE IT...however, southern Cali is a ginormous drive from Iowa...would look awesome in my parlor though, space...the final frontier!!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for restoring these the right way. So many people put the wrong kind of fabric on these chairs and have no idea how the were originally with multiple fabrics. Gimp was always tacked in with little nails or upholstery tacks like you have.