New Project: Eastlake Style Settee

This beautifully carved antique settee is in the Eastlake style and could have been manufactured by Jacques and Hay here in Toronto, Canada. Jacques and Hay had their first factory at King and Bay in 1835. In the 1870s, they had a six acre factory employing 500 people located where Union Station now stands. Jacques […]

A Tale of Two Seaties

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(with my apologies to Dickens…) “Nothing that we reupholster, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph.” ― Julie James, Bespoke Upholstery with inspiration from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Our story begins during a solo bike ride on the south east side of Toronto when a historian and […]

New Project: Bud’s Wing Chair

The inspiration board above, though striking, needed revision. Bud sent me some links to images to help zero in on the fabric and look for my reupholstery of his Chippendale style wing chair. I’ve put those pics in the new collage below: I tried to find all the fabrics that my two fabric suppliers carry […]