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Amber Heptinstall Upholstery
South London upholsterer Amber Heptinstall makes an artform out of reviving tired furniture using traditional, time-honoured methods. Working with 17th- and 18th-century pieces, as well as more modern designs, she has completed a diverse array of private commissions and also sells her own collection of brand-new chairs covered in luxurious fabrics from her workshop.
Drake House Enterprise Centre, 18 Creekside, London SE8 (amberheptinstall.com)
If you have a Queen Anne wing chair or a button-backed Chesterfield in need of a new lease of life, this team of experts can work their magic in just two weeks.
Unit 3, 18 Mereway Road, Twickenham TW2 (iansargentreupholstery.com)
RC Dey & Son
Experts in pattern- and colour-matching, this family-run upholstery firm can refresh existing furniture, picking similar fabrics from its extensive range.
Byermoor Industrial Estate, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE16 (rcdeyupholsterers.co.uk)
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