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About Us

Preserving Heritage Through Expert Craftsmanship.
From 18th-century classics to European Empire style, Cottage Upholstery brings timeless elegance back to life.

Cottage Upholstery

Welcome to Cottage Upholstery, a place where heritage and craftsmanship converge. With over 25 years of experience, we take great pride in restoring and preserving fine furniture to its former glory. Situated in the charming village of Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, our small rural workshop is where the magic happens.

At Cottage Upholstery, we are driven by a deep appreciation for the artistry and history behind every piece of furniture we encounter. Our founder, Gregory Cupitt-Jones, established the company in 1994 after spending five years honing his skills in the trade. Since then, our dedication to the craft and commitment to excellence have set us apart as leaders in the field.

We specialise in the restoration of 18th and 19th century upholstered furniture, as well as European Empire style pieces. However, our passion extends to working with all types of furniture, and we are honoured to have served renowned interior designers and esteemed organisations like the National Trust.

When it comes to our restoration process, we leave no stone unturned. Meticulous research is conducted to understand the history, design and materials used in each piece. This allows us to approach the restoration process with precision and accuracy, ensuring that the furniture is upholstered in a manner true to its original craftsmanship.

Our team of skilled artisans combines traditional techniques with modern expertise, utilising the finest materials available. Whether it's hand-tied springs, horsehair padding or exquisite fabrics, we source and use materials that meet our exacting standards. The result is furniture that not only looks beautiful but also stands the test of time.

In addition to restoration, we offer tailor-made loose covers using a wide range of fabrics, including reputable brands like Romo, Wemyss, Titley and Marr. We strive to provide our clients with an extensive selection, including washable fabrics suitable for loose covers. Our aim is to meet your individual preferences and needs, ensuring that your furniture becomes a true reflection of your style.

At Cottage Upholstery, our commitment goes beyond providing exceptional craftsmanship. We are dedicated to providing a personalised service and guidance throughout your upholstery journey. Whether you are seeking advice on conservation, exploring restoration options or simply curious to learn more about our work, we are here to help.

We invite you to visit our workshop in Nettlebed, where our door is always open. Experience first hand the passion and expertise that goes into every project we undertake. Let us be your trusted partner in preserving the beauty, history and memories embodied in your furniture.

Choose Cottage Upholstery for meticulous restoration, exquisite craftsmanship and a commitment to honouring the legacy of fine furniture.

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