The Conundrum – what to do with the beautiful French Provincial chaise lounge that has been in your family for generations. The fabric is worn and aged, the springs have long lost their zest and the wadding and cushioning no longer give support. Yet at over 200 years old, this is a very valuable antique. Restoration and repair is the requirement, but who can be trusted with such a valuable item? Wills Furniture – that’s who – a team of skilled artisans, upholsterers and seamstresses. Furniture makers and restorers extraordinaire!
For many people with heirloom furniture, valuable period pieces or simply family treasures handed down through generations of your family – finding the right people to restore, refresh and repair such beautiful antiques and classic furniture is critically important. At Wills Furniture, the same time-honoured methodologies used to create your beautiful furniture will be called upon to restore and repair it. Featherdown, hand-tied springs, selected timber framing and fabrics and leathers of the same quality and materials. No short cuts, no substitutions.
Heirloom Antiques and well preserved upholstered furniture can provide a difficult dilemma. Do you repair, restore and reupholster? Or do you simply replace it with new furniture, fashioned traditionally by skilled craftsmen and artisans, using the tried and true methods and materials of the trade?
Often it comes down to the real condition of the piece being considered. Is it merely cosmetic – fabric, springs, webbing or cushioning? Or is it substantial – the frame, the actual integrity of the piece? For instance, if the frame is insect ridden (wood borers or termites) there is really no purpose in restoring it. In this case the Wills team can advise you of a suitable replacement piece.
Wills Furniture, with over 80 years experience in furniture construction and restoration can provide you with a thorough, honest and knowledgeable assessment. If you decide to proceed with restoration, the Wills team of craftsmen and women will restore your furniture piece to its former glory.
Our artisans – upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses will repair and restore the entire piece of furniture, not just its coverings. The Wills team take prided in faithful restorations of exquisite heirloom pieces, recreating the luxury and comfort of the past for your enjoyment. At Wills, we reupholster and repair lounge suites, sofas, dining chairs, bedheads and ottomans, returning them to you in better condition probably than when first built. It becomes that feature piece of furniture you are simply proud to own and display, but more importantly to sit on and enjoy.
Wills Furniture maintains a strong connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of the trade in earlier times through the stewardship and direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family – the creators of the Wills Furniture range. The same rigid quality standards of the original factory are maintained today ensuring the same gold stamp of excellence identifies a Wills Furniture creation or restoration.
Contact Wills Furniture by leaving your details here or alternatively call us on 03 9815 0111 for a prompt reply. Email us a photograph of your treasured furniture or arrange a visit to our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn at your convenience to discuss your requirements.
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