VICTORIAN SETTEE RESTORATION
Furniture is Ladd and Rose's passion and they have a long history of restoring fine antiques. In 1988 Ladd Upholstery Designs opened
in Charleston, SC. For 10 years their business thrived upholstering antiques for the mansions along Battery Row and The Old Village in Mt.
Pleasant. In 1999 Ladd and Rose moved Ladd Upholstery Designs to Gainesville Fl and started a working relationship with John Davis at
Warringtons Refinishing. This Victorian settee was restored from top to bottom in conjunction with the folks at Warringtons Refinishing.
Wabi-sabi---the art of finding beauty in things humble, imperfect and aged
Ladd Upholstery Designs
Serving Gainesville, Lake City and Live Oak Florida
Ladd picked this piece up from the customer and
stripped it to the frame to get it ready for a new finish.
The frame needed extensive work including repair
work to the joints
The finish showed much wear from years of use
John at Warringtons Refinishing did an amazing job of preparing the frame to
get it ready to refinish
All the joints are like new. John Davis at Warringtons Refinishing left just enough
patina to show its an antique.
Ladd Upholstery Designs rebuilt this beautiful
Victorian Settee from the frame up starting with all
new webbing
Ladd is one of the few upholsterers in North Central
Florida who knows the correct method of 8-way hand
tying. The webbing is tight and the springs are also.
The fish motif was a popular embelishment on
Victorian pieces.
All new webbing, burlap and padding on the inside
back.
The old padding was a mixture of straw, spanish
moss and horse hair. It was old, lumpy and needed to
be replaced.
The finished product is something the owner will enjoy
for many years. Antiques are unique.
TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY HEIRLOOM RESTORED CALL LADD UPHOLSTERY DESIGNS TODAY
This is before we sent the settee to Warringtons refinishing. Almost every joint needed to be cleaned and reglued.
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