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Upholstery & Curtain Services

We have been providing the following services to Sheffield and the rest of the UK since 2008.

– Traditional Upholstery of Antique Furniture
– Restoration of Antique Furniture (French polishing, repairs to inlay, repair to metal screw mechanisms)
– Modern Upholstery
– Curtain Making
– Blind Making
– Scatter Cushions

Double Pinch Pleat Curtains

Double Pinch Pleat Curtains

Double Pinch Pleat Curtains Phil Young from Derbyshire commissioned The Unique Seat Company to make three pairs of double pinch pleat curtains for his historic Edale cottage. Phil chose a beautiful, heavyweight fabric from Linwood’s Iona range in colourway Candleglow. Phil’s comments: “The curtains are stunning – they took minutes to hang. Easy !” To purchase Linwood’s Iona fabric or to talk to us regarding pricing for curtain making do not hesitate to contact us by either phone or email.

Button Covering Services

Button Covering Services

Button Covering Services We are now able to offer button covering services to the UK and the rest of the world. The buttons, with wire loop backs, are available in Sizes 24, 30 and 36. The buttons are suitable for all upholstery projects. Wire Loop Buttons Prices and Additional Costs Size 24 = £0.45 per button Size 30 = £0.47 per button Size 36 = £0.49 per button The system used for measuring button sizes originates from an ancient French calculation that is called ‘Lignes’ and should not be confused with millimeters. See size details below. Size 24 (Lignes) = Completed button width of 14mm Size 30 (Lignes) = Completed button width of 18mm Size 36 (Lignes) = Completed button width of 22mm Buttoning twine…

Parker Knoll Armchair – Caroline Simpson (Bristol)

Parker Knoll Armchair

Caroline Simpson from Bristol emailed us after seeing our work on the website. Our antique furniture, upholstered in modern fabrics, had inspired her and she had decided to have a Parker Knoll armchair, which had been passed down to her by her parents, re-upholstered in an on-trend fabric so that the chair would fit nicely into her modern home.   Caroline chose a stunning fabric from Designers Guild (Colonnade – Zinc). We stripped the chair to the frame replacing all the old, worn fillings and then stripped the wood, re-staining to a dark, almost black, finish to get rid of the mahogany red colour which Caroline disliked and then French polished and waxed the woodwork. The results were amazing, as can be seen for the photographs below….

Antique Wing Armchair – Helen Honisett (Nether Edge, Sheffield)

Wing Armchair

Antique Wing Armchair Our re-upholstery and re-covering services can transform an ordinary piece of furniture into something spectacular. A good example of this is when Helen Honisett of Nether Edge, Sheffield approached us for a quote for her beloved antique wing armchair. The chair had been upholstered several times by previous generations of Helen’s family and now required an update due to looking tired after years of excessive use and unwanted attention from the family cats. Helen chose two velvet fabrics from Linwood’s Omega II range – Royal and Tango. This Italian velvet is a fantastic addition to Linwood’s range of fabrics as it is stain resistant, hard wearing and washable (loose cushions only). As Helen has a young family these attributes were really important when considering…

20th Century Armchair – Steve Terry (Beauchief, Sheffield)

Steve Terry's Chair

Steve Terry from Beauchief, Sheffield found The Unique Seat Company through the website and paid us a visit at our workshop to discuss re-covering his unusual, 20th Century armchair. Steve chose a beautiful velvet fabric from the Linwood Annecy range and asked us to make a scatter cushion in the same fabric with a luxurious feather pad. Steve was so pleased with the results that he asked us to make a further 4 scatter cushions, in the same fabric, for his white leather sofa.   If you have a chair or sofa which requires re-covering or re-upholstering then please contact us for a no obligation quote.  

Victorian Dining Chairs – Sally Litchfield (Ashover)

Antique Dining Chairs

Sally Litchfield from Ashover found our services through our website and came to visit us at our workshop near to Kelham Island in Sheffield to choose a fabric for us to re-upholster her inherited dining chairs. Sally chose a beautiful woollen fabric from Art of the Loom and a matching braid and decorative nails for her chairs and was really happy with the results. If you have a similar pieces of furniture that you would like us to re-upholster then please contact us for a no obligation quote.  

Antique Armchairs – Vicki Towndrow (Ecclesall, Sheffield)

20th Century Nursing Chair

Vicki Towndrow from Ecclesall, Sheffield asked us to traditionally upholster three antique armchairs for her new home. One chair was an Edwardian drop-in seat armchair, the second a Victorian pin-stuffed armchair and the third an antique, can backed nursing chair. Vicki’s nursing chair required re-springing and completely re-upholstering (see photographs below).   The frames on the other antique chairs were stripped back and the woodwork was lightly cleaned and polished in order to preserve the original finish. Vicki chose a beautiful, stain resistant velvet fabric from Linwood in a gorgeous Atlantic Blue colour which really brought out the colour of the wood. We highlighted the velvet blue on Vicki’s pin-stuffed armchair with French Natural decorative nails, which we applied individually, by hand.   If you have similar chairs which you…

French Bed – Lynn Beckwith (Roundhay, Leeds)

Lynn Beckwith from Leeds saw the French bed we had re-covered on our website for Sheffield artist, Trevor Neal and asked if we could re-cover her own recently acquired bed. Lynn chose a beautiful duck egg blue and bronze fabric from Linwood and asked us to individually hand nail the frame with French natural decorative nails. The truly stunning results can be seen in the before and after photographs below. If you have a similar piece of furniture that you would like us to re-cover or re-upholster then please contact us for a no obligation quote.               Lynn’s comments, “Thank you so much for my fantastic bed, it’s been a dream to sleep in and looks amazing. Everyone is bowled over by…

Antique French Bedroom Chair – Rose Drew (Hunters Bar, Sheffield)

Antique French Bedroom Chair

Rose Drew from Hunter’s Bar in Sheffield  asked if we could re-cover her cherished antique French bedroom chair which was old, sagging and tired. Rose picked a luxurious gold, velvet fabric from our Linwood Omega range and a complementary gold braid which suited the chair perfectly. We also replaced the webbing and the hessian which had perished and broken, restoring the chair to it’s former glory. Rose’s comments – “Just to say thank you again for the work you did on my chair. You have done a great job – it looks fab and I’m really pleased with it.” If you have a similar piece of furniture you would like re-upholstering then please contact us for a no obligation quote.

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