John noticed in this historical photo, that the seat was a tufted style, not the style they were currently using. He suggested returning the chairs to their original state. And so it began, each chair would get a tufted seat and back.

Furniture repair and upholstery
Furniture repair and upholstery

The original upholstery on the chairs was in need of replacement and updating.

Furniture repair and upholstery
Furniture repair and upholstery

Chairs waiting to be delivered to The Henry Shaw House at the Missouri Botanical Garden. If you visit the Henry Shaw House at the Missouri Botanical Garden, you can see these chairs in the dining room.

John noticed in this historical photo, that the seat was a tufted style, not the style they were currently using. He suggested returning the chairs to their original state. And so it began, each chair would get a tufted seat and back.

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Henry Shaw Dining Chairs

Based on a historical photo shown in this gallery, courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Archives, Zollingers determined the chairs originally had a tufted seat. The client wanted to return the chairs to their original condition and style. All the chairs were handled by one upholsterer to insure continuity in the tufting.