restoration of antique mahogany framed sofa - Maisonemaison


This mahogany gramed antique sofa was rebuilt and customized for a teal blue room in a private home with a very plush purple velvet. We raised the camelback of the sofa for increased comfort and after washing all the horsehair put it into loose seat and back cushions instead of making everything built in which will allow for removable cushion covers . all the mahogany had been badly  shellacked and was now going black and cracking up,  so the entire frame had to be stripped bare and refinished before upholstery. The original coil and webbing were in good shape and they usually are but did require some reinforcements and tightening here and there.

I hope it's well treated and this very solid  sofa should easily see another hundred years!

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