Can I Reuse the Original Old Spring to Reupholster an Edwardian Begere Suit?

by | Sep 4, 2021 | Ask the Expert | 0 comments


I am reupholstering an Edwardian Begere suit and would like to know if I can reuse the original old springs or replace them.

Sylvia S.

Dec. 12, 2020


I am not an expert on antiques, so I can’t tell you whether replacing the springs will affect the value of antique seating. It is probably a good idea to be working with someone who is an antique furniture expert.

Springs are usually replaced on reupholstered pieces more than 20 years old (but not antiques.)  If they don’t need to be, your reupholsterer will let you know.

Your Edwardian Begere suite probably does not have enough room below the seat deck for 8 way hand tied springs. Replacing any other type of seat support should not be a major expense.

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Jeff Frank

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