Friday, 25 September 2015

Southdown antimacassar find

Recently, we were delighted to be offered around 200 original Southdown coach antimacassars - head rest covers which protect the seating material and add a pleasing look to the inside. When we restored 1749, we commissioned reproductions which, whilst of excellent quality, proved very costly. With an eye to the forthcoming re-seating of coach 1722 this winter, and future requirements for coach 1828, this acquisition couldn't have come at a better time. They were even delivered in their original laundry box!

A taster of the future seating in 1722: here our reproduction antimacassars really look the part in Harrington coach 1749. It will be great to see original items back in use. We would like to thank the generous well-wishers who helped us to secure these original Southdown items. It's amazing what's in people's lofts!