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Leonard Joel

Contemporary Upholstery Fabrics

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AN IMPORTANT FRENCH 18TH CENTURY LOUIS XV CORBEILLE CANAPE
$2,000-3,000
(On view in Sydney)

 

By nature I’m a purist when it comes to antique furniture. I like to see pieces in their original condition and although I do not encourage refinishing or over painting, one alteration I do encourage is upholstery. That is not to say the sympathetic buyer has cart blanche to get out the scissors and carve up 18th century tapestry and silk covers, please don’t! Simply upholster over it or get your upholsterer to carefully remove and store.

Upholstery is furniture fashion throughout the ages. It has allowed collectors to express their taste and interior designers to create a statement piece. Contemporary upholstery fabrics are currently at their peak with a more diverse selection than we have ever seen throughout history. Not only do we have the choice of traditional historical tapestries and silks, the bolder of us also have a fabulous selection from designers such as; Utopia Goods, an Australian artisan brand hand painting fabrics; Paul Smith’s iconic coloured stripes and other fashion powerhouses following suit, such as the recently released line by Jean Paul Gautier.

I encourage you to go forth and be bold, take our forthcoming blank canvas of a settee and make it yours!

Robert Williams
Head of Decorative Arts Sydney


Melbourne Auction Monday 7 May, 6.30pm

152
A FINE QUALITY PAIR OF HEPPLEWHITE STYLE YEW WOOD ELBOW CHAIRS
$400-600
(On view in Melbourne)

Melbourne Viewing (Lots 145 – 367)
333 Malvern Rd, South Yarra VIC
Wednesday 2 May, 9am-4pm
Saturday 5 May, 9am-4pm
Sunday 6 May, 9am-4pm

Sydney Viewing (Lots 1 – 115)
39 Queen St, Woollahra NSW
Wednesday 2 May, 9am-4pm
Saturday 5 May, 9am-4pm
Sunday 6 May, 9am-4pm

Melbourne Enquiries
Chiara Curcio
Head of Decorative Arts, Melbourne
03 8825 5635 | 0412 653 315
chiara.curcio@leonardjoel.com.au

Sydney Enquiries
Robert Williams
Head of Decorative Arts, Sydney
02 9362 9045 | 0403 142 106
robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au

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