For those lucky enough to own genuine antique furniture, it is often a real dilemma when seeking out the right company or artisans to maintain or repair an item that may be hundreds of years old. It could be a Chaise Lounge of French provincial origin. Or it may simply be a beautiful family heirloom treasure – a sofa and armchairs, hand-built in the 1920s. The solution is simple. Arrange for an on the spot appraisal by Wills Furniture.
At Wills our artisans, craftsmen and seamstresses will determine just what is required to professionally restore your treasured piece of furniture. We will ensure framing, springs, wadding and fabrics are treated methodically in the same manner as when the item was actually crafted. No shortcuts, no modern additions, just a faithful and complete restoration.
Firstly, the question is always is it really worth restoring? In many cases the answer is sadly ‘no’, but for those rarer cases where such rejuvenation is both feasible and desirable, the Wills team are the right people to bring your treasured item back to life.
The Wills team are genuine craftsmen and women. Artisans who really understand upholstery and traditional furniture. A quick assessment on the framing, quality and fabric or leather replacement provides the answers on a financial basis.
Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units form the ‘50s and ‘60s are probably better replaced. The Wills Collection offers an exciting and interesting range of traditional upholstered furniture, very suitable to provide a seamless replacement of that ‘timeless’ piece.
Restoration is however a strong suit with the Wills Furniture team. The Wills team will replace the webbing, springs, and fabric, strengthen the framing and provide new cushioning, castors and armrests. All work is carried out using traditional methods and materials. Great care is taken to ensure your precious furniture is returned to you in pristine condition, ready for the next 50 years.
Here are some of the Sofas and Armchairs available through our Wills Collection that meld beautifully into a traditional interior design.
From our French Provincial selection we present:
The settee is available in any custom size with the option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has a beautiful hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any selected colour with patina distressing and wax finish or a painted or washed finish. Superior comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied, coil sprung back. Fine double piping detail.
Louis XIV, the Sun King reigned from 1660 to 1720 and the style during his reign was one of unparalleled splendour. He believed his home (Versailles Palace), furniture and décor should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy.
This splendid chair has a frame hand carved in American Cherry timber and is highly polished. It features the traditional French style jute webbed seat and is divinely comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.
Another reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles II of England period with hand turned spindle legs and stretcher rails. The timber frame can be made from American Cherry or European Beech with the choice of a polished or painted finish. The elegant high back and hand tied, coil sprung seat ensure comfort. The Charles II carver chair style features carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs joined by a turned or carved front stretcher.
This beautiful, classical Victorian style sofa features diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scroll padded arms, polished legs and castors. This elegant sofa will add class to any living space. It can also be made with a fluted skirt. It’s luxurious and sumptuous feather down cushions make it divinely comfortable as well as stunningly decorative.
As can be seen at Wills, we have a range that provides the style you require – or desire. Check out our full Wills Collection here – and for further information on our full restoration services, or on viewing our extensive range, please call 9815 0111 and book an appointment with our friendly staff – or you can leave your details here and again a staff member will contact you to assist you or make an appointment to visit our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.
Remember – Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best – Design, Luxury, Comfort.