Bargain Hunting

Where have the bargains gone ? We’ve noticed it everywhere – online auction sites, local auctions, classified adverts…there is definitely a shortage of furniture and other related goodies. A few months back, we could get our mitts on most items, now though we’re lucky if we find one chair at the auction that isn’t going [More…]

The Armchair Holy Grail – Howard & Sons

We’ve all heard the stories…Howard sofas appearing in auctions and selling for less than £100, Howard armchairs discovered in a barn – like an old classic car. Now usually we would laugh at these tales and put them down to just another upholsterers urban myth but even we have our own tales to tell. We do [More…]

Return to Sender

We often discover items in chairs which have been left by previous upholsterers. Some leave notes whilst others leave remnants of the original fabric which is handy if you need to date a chair. We also have a jar in which we put items that have been dropped into the corners of the chairs and [More…]