Renovating a Victorian sofa

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.


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.