On the front of the chair under the decorative fabric we find whatever fabric was used to cover the spring system or other support system put in place. In this case we have what looks like left over fabric the previous upholsterer had on hand.
Attached to this fabric and the spring system under it is a piece of burlap edge roll that has been hand sewn in place. Now with all the fabric released we can begin lifting off the decorative fabric and padding that was placed under it. Now we can see the webbing and burlap that was used to support the padding and fabric for the inside arm.
Once all of this material has been removed we will be able to see the coil springs in the seat and the spring unit that was used in the back of the chair. At this point you may want to take pictures of the layout of the springs for future reference. Next we can remove the spring system from the frame bottom, and last we can remove the Marshall unit consisting of 42 – 4″ Muslin covered springs from the back of the chair.
This particular chair frame was built in 1944. What a quality piece! The next time you decide you need new furniture and you see an old chair on the side of the road , stop and check it out. The frame may be of better quality than what you can buy in stores today. Think about grabbing that piece and having it reupholstered. Remember ‘Recycle, Restyle, Reupholster’. Join the movement.
See you on the inside,