Project Description

The chair had been reupholstered at least twice and currently had an incorrect sprung seat. Under the current show cover was an earlier red cover which was mostly intact in the inner back and arms, but also not original. A few remnants of a navy blue and white patterned (wool?) fabric may be from the original show cover. Later upholstery struts were inserted in the wings during a previous upholstery campaign. Originally, the chair likely had none.

The current show cover and incorrect upholstery of the seat was removed. A new seat deck was made with propex webbing, sack cloth, new edgeroll, supporting a thick loose squab. A supportive layer of propex was added to the inner wings and a few pieces of propex webbing to the back to prop up the previous upholstery. New synthetic cotton batting and cotton under cover was added over the previous materials of inner wings and back before applying the new yellow show cover and piping. The outer wings and outback were handstitched to the inner wings and inner back.