Reupholstery as History and… Archaeology

An upholstery shop is not the Valley of the Kings, but I still feel like Indiana Jones when I uncover the history of a chair. Stripping a chair before reupholstering it is like excavating a site: removing layers of fabric, padding, staples, decomposing burlap, and sagging webbing.   As the stripping process is carried out, I assess the […]