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general term for household fittings, hangings, curtains, cushions, and covers. It refers to stuffed, padded, and spring-cushioned furniture, such as chairs and sofas, or to the usually decorative materials and fabrics that cover them. The first furniture upholstery was probably leather, stretched on without padding. Italian Renaissance chairs were cushioned with leather, velvet, or embroidery; the French made ornate chairs covered with tapestries and embroideries; England developed upholstery in Elizabethan and Jacobean reigns. The use of springs is comparatively modern. Hair, fiber, flock, foam rubber, down, and kapok are used for padding in modern upholstery, and woven fabrics, plastics, leather, and synthetic leather serve as coverings.
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Products within this new line of upholstered Amish living room furniture can be purchased online by visiting www.countrysideamishfurniture.com.
If you have the budget for it, ask a professional to do the cleaning of your upholstered furniture and mattresses so these can be sanitized properly.
And here's what you can bid for: Bar and Reception Furniture: 126 Yellow & Orange Upholstered Tub Chairs, 5 Metal Leg Reception Tables, 3 Brown Leatherette Settees, Notice Board, 2 Gilt Framed Mirrors, 3x 24inch Square Tables, 2x 6ft Folding Leg Tables, 4 Gilt Framed Mirrors, 26x Round and Oval Light Coloured Bar Tables, 2x 7ft Artificial Plants, 40inch Flat Screen TV, 21x Diamond Patterned Stacking Chairs, 5 Dark Stained Bar Table, Coin Operated Pool Table, 2 Dartboards, Pictures, 37 Chrome Framed Chairs, 33 Balloon Back Upholstered Chairs.
Caption: 2 The Dunhill metal bed with upholstered panels and solid wood accents from Amisco offers comfort with a transitional flair.
Petitioners wanted upholstered chairs to make the church feel "warm and welcoming" but due to the architecture of the Grade-II listed church a number of historical groups were concerned that the removal of the pews would affect the "special character" of the church.
Adoption of this standard under the Flammable Fabrics Act, coupled with a robust labeling program that attests to a manufacturer's compliance with the required test methods and performance standards, would create a national standard that addresses the issue of smolder ignition for residential upholstered furniture, saves lives and reduces losses at a relatively low cost to the CPSC, the industry and the consumer.
UPHOLSTERED GINGHAM BED Magical boys upholstered bed, The Bedroom Place, www.thebedroomplace.co.uk, PS509
Imports accounted for roughly 74% of wood furniture a 42% of upholstered furniture sold in the U.S.
RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE INDUSTRY (2010) Number of Employees Type of Manufacturing Total # >20 20-100 100-500 500+ of Firms Total Household Furniture 3,895 Upholstered 1,050 76% 15% 6% 3% Non-Upholstered Wood 2,567 89% 8% 2% 1% Metal 278 74% 18% 5% 3% Source: U.S.
The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) released in August 2013 a modified version of the state's proposed new flammability standards for upholstered furniture - Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013).(1).
Upholstered furniture would still be subjected to a "smoldering cigarette" test which fabric coverings can generally meet.
Aspace, which is renowned for creating well designed, quality children's furniture, is launching the Pasadena upholstered bed.