I went back to the Sunbury Antiques Fair at Kempton Race Course over the Easter break. I went with a friend looking for centre pieces for her wedding next year and was almost sure I wouldn’t buy anything for myself (famous last words..).
My more eagle eyed readers may have noticed my url change ever so slightly. I have now migrated to a new, slightly less cumbersome web address and am still working out some kinks in my old, migrated posts. I’m really aware that I haven’t posted in ages despite being really busy with my projects and I’m keen to get going again so I’m putting those problems on the back burner and concentrating on shiny new content instead, enjoy!
Somewhere between finishing Laura’s maternity chair and starting on Nanny’s armchair, I started to think about doing paid reupholstery commissions. I mentioned this to a few people and was offered an old stuffover chair to have a go at. I call it the doll’s house chair because of its interesting back story. It was designed and built by William Lendon Prosser. He worked for Maples in London and was asked to make some chairs for Queen Mary’s Doll’s House. I had a look at the website and found some chairs in the king’s bedroom that look very similar.