Wingback chair revived
All of the chairs that we work on have a story, but we don’t always get to hear it first hand. This week, we’ve worked on a beautiful wingback parker knoll 750, restoring it for client.
The chair belonged to Peggy Bradley, our customer’s grandmother, and it was purchased circa 1980. Her husband had recently passed away, and it was a purchase for her new flat.
This wingback has now been passed down the line to Susannah, who, with fond memories of her grandmother wanted to give the chair a new lease of life for her own home.
Reviving the Parker Knoll wingback
So, with this in mind, we set to work. The build process consisted of a mix of traditional and modern methods, this included only using foam for the back of the chair and slip stitching the arms and back of the chair. We then finished off with a stamp under the frame, denoting when the restoration took place, and added a Reloved Upholstery signature strip under the seat cushion, something we add to all our Parker Knoll makeovers. We then upholstered the chair with a bright yellow wool with grey piping and three button detailing to the back. Fabric was from Yorkshire heritage brand Moons.
Unlike normal restoration jobs, we were asked to leave left wood as it was. Peggy used to rub the arms, and Susannah wanted to keep them that way. And we have to agree, it is a very touching thing to do!
Do contact us if you have a sentimental heirloom that you would like us to carefully restore for you.