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Antique sofa reupholstering

Posted by lorainevc (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 18, 10 at 9:33

I have a great 1930s antique sofa and chair, smaller scale, trimmed in wood and with nailhead trim. I am getting ready to have it recovered, but am so confused with fabric. I want a simple fabric (no prints)and am torn between the chenille and microfiber. In a heartbeat, I'd choose the chenille, but the microfiber comes in the goldish tan color I want. My question is would microfiber look silly on an antique piece? I want something durable, spot cleanable, comfortable and longer wearing, all for the right price. It is a very simple sofa, clean lines, no back pillows and a one cushion seat. Thanks!

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RE: Antique sofa reupholstering

Can you post a picture? I know nothing about antiques but as no experts have responded to your post, I will. Wasn't some antique furniture covered in velvet; you might say microfiber resembles it in a fashion. If you are going to actually use the sofa daily, I say cover it with whatever you want. Since it has clean lines, my opinion is microfiber would be fine. What do you experts out there say?

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