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Burghley House: A New Exciting Restoration Project for Maycroft Lloyd Loom

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Burghley House: A New Exciting Restoration Project for Maycroft Lloyd Loom

In October 2021, Maycroft Lloyd Loom was contacted by the Orangery Restaurant at Burghley House, to look at the project of restoring 124 Lloyd Loom dining chairs. Interestingly, according to Matthew Fullerton of Burghley House, Maycroft had been recommended by another Lloyd Loom supplier! Prior to that they had asked a couple of local companies to look at refurbishing the chairs, but the outcome was disastrous! The Restoration Process The chairs had previously been painted in a brown stain and were in poor condition, with some light weave damage and the paper weave visible through the paint. The brass ferrules...

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Fabulous before and after Transformation

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Fabulous before and after Transformation

What fabulous before and after shots of a recent refurbishment that was undertaken by ourselves. The client wanted to stick to a similar colour pallet to what they originally had. A fresh paint job and brand new cushions was the order of the day. This classic Boston armchair was brought back to its original condition 14 years later they were originally purchased. WE LOVE IT    To discuss your own special refurbishment please call us on 01274 296869 for further details.     

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Lloyd Loom Colours Options: How an Iconic Lloyd Loom Piece can also be Timeless

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Lloyd Loom Colours Options: How an Iconic Lloyd Loom Piece can also be Timeless

What’s the original colour of a Lloyd Loom chair? The twisted paper that is used in the process of making the Lloyd Loom weave, in its natural state, is beige/brown. In the early days, the weave was sealed with a type of varnish to protect the weave. The end result was a woven fabric that looked like the wicker and cane that had previously been used to make prams and pushchairs, for which this new weave was primarily being used. Lloyd Loom furniture as a fashion adornment Once the Lloyd Loom weave was seen to be a great medium for...

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Maycroft Winter Sale 2022 Shop is open – Start your 2022 with more style!

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Maycroft Winter Sale 2022 Shop is open – Start your 2022 with more style!

Looking for the best way to kickstart your 2022 with new stylish furniture to make your house more beautiful than ever? Maycroft Lloyd Loom is delighted to announce that our Winter Sales have started and a selection of some of our best pieces of Lloyd Loom furniture is available at a special price until 31st January 2022. Explore our range of Lloyd Loom furniture for sale in our Winter Sales shop. We also have a selection of refurbished Lloyd Loom furniture available at a special price only until 31st January. Check out our Lloyd Loom Refurbished Winter Sales shop and...

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Why Was the Lloyd Loom Weave First Invented?

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Why Was the Lloyd Loom Weave First Invented?

The history of Lloyd Loom The history of Lloyd Loom furniture started in 1917, when Marshall Burns Lloyd patented a new process of weaving twisted paper both with and without a wire core, which became known as “Lloyd Loom”. The idea was absolutely innovative, and it combined the benefits of wicker and rattan with a mode elegant and timeless touch. However, this sturdy material was not used to make the well know Lloyd Loom woven fibre furniture that we all know and love until 1922. Once Lloyd started manufacturing its chairs from the new material, his sales and Lloyd Loom furniture in general skyrocketed in...

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