Frank B. Rhodes | FurnitureMaker Reproduction and Restoration of Traditional American Furniture Since 1983 Chestertown, Maryland | 410.778.3993

Upholstery

Our upholsterers have over 30 years experience with many different styles of furniture. Not all of the upholstery pieces we do are antiques; we also work on more modern pieces. Another part of our business is making cushions for outdoor furniture and boats. We carry a large selection of fabrics both in-stock and special order.

Very Fine Chippendale Sofa
Circa 1790

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After careful restoration of the sofa, it was upholstered in the traditional manner and the fabric was hand stitched.

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Carved Chairs

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Carved Chairs Photo

Reupholstered this fine set of highly carved chairs with rope turning surrounds.

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Dining Room Chairs

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These chairs were stored for many years and we gave them new life. Re-glued loose frames and veneer, finish was restored and seats reupholstered.

Testimonial from customer: “Thank you so very much. I feel fortunate to have you repair the chairs. Thanks so much for the beautiful Restoration and upholstery work on our chairs. You turned rugged looking chairs into a thing of beauty. Thanks again.”

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Early Metal Frame Chair

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Early Metal Frame Chair Photo Early Metal Frame Chair Photo

We have only seen two of these since 1983 when we opened our upholstery shop. These are unusual and difficult to cover using traditional wood surface techniques. The entire base frame was re-glued and some metal parts repaired. It was reupholstered in velvet with diamond tufting and French gimp.

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Vanity Stool and Side Chair

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Repairs loose frame and beading. Reupholstered in a damask.

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George Nakashima Walnut Lounge Chair

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Walnut Lounge Chair Photo

Replaced cushion support with elastabelt webbing.

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Weight Room Equipment

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Weight Room Equipment Photo Weight Room Equipment Photo

Reupholstered seats and backs of work out room equipment.

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Victorian Settee

This was a complete reupholstery job including spring work in the seat and tufting on the back.

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Eastlake style settee

The old upholstery was completely removed and loose joints were re-glued. The seat has 8 way hand tied springs, the traditional horse hair with cotton padding and finally covered in a pretty tapestry type fabric to make a very comfortable and beautiful piece.

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Victorian Sofa – c. 1860

The frame of this sofa was rather delicate. We re-enforced the joints with extra glue blocks. The upholstery was done in a traditional manor. The inside back has diamond tufting. This was a very time consuming project, but is a beautiful family piece to be used and enjoyed.

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Antique European spade back chairs with inlaid design.

Frames were tightened as needed and seats reupholstered.

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Reupholstery of 5 New York Square Back Side Chairs, circa 1800

1. Remove old leather seat, padding, webbing, etc. from chair.
2. Repair frame, i.e. loose joints cracked or broken wood, if necessary.
3. Replace foundation for seat.
4. Replace padding, hair etc.
5. Replace outer covering and add tacks for trim.

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Victorian Rocker

This beautiful rocker was completely reupholstered in the traditional manor with velvet fabric

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La Jambre Chairs

These two La Jambre chairs, damaged by a flood, were stripped of upholstery to the frame and treated for mold. The new upholstery was replaced in the traditional manor.

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Oak Chair

This oak chair is about 80 years old. It was brought to us in very poor condition. The old finish was removed and replaced with a natural oak color to enhance the carvings and grain. The new upholstery made it a truly beautiful piece.

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Victorian Sofa

Our upholsterer is demonstrating the process of diamond tufting the back of this beautiful sofa. This type of upholstery was used quite often on pieces of this era.

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Chair Restoration

These photos show the restoration of 4 side chairs that had loose frames and needed a complete re-glue and upholstery.

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Custom Mattresses

Custom mattresses can be made to fit older or unusual size beds.

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Morris style chair

The two cushions for this chair were remade.

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Contemporary Upholstery

We do many contemporary pieces as well as antiques these are examples of newer pieces that were reupholstered.

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