In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Burgess was 21, and an apprentice upholsterer in Christchurch when he was called up in 1942.
- Did you know that upholsterers can completely reshape a couch?
- The Baillie family were well known upholsterers and tapestry makers with businesses in Capel Street and Abbey Street in Dublin.
- Your upholsterers should be happy to discuss all aspects of the process - including the materials that can be used - as well as providing examples of work and references.
- Mr Birch, a self-employed upholsterer, was described by relatives as ‘a one-man party who thrived on fun and enjoyment and always had a joke to tell, making everyone around him feel good’.
- Even if you have to pay someone - an upholsterer, a seamstress or tailor, a fashion student - the fee shouldn't be exorbitant.
- Her husband Terry, who worked as an upholsterer at the rail works, died seven years ago when he was 55.
- The firm employed approximately one hundred specialized workers including gilders, carpenters, upholsterers, repairmen, and glaziers.
- The upholstery was undertaken by the royal upholsterers Thomas Phill and Jeremiah Fletcher, using eight yards of brocade in scarlet, silver, blue and gold.
- Town-house interiors were fitted out to individual taste by upholsterers or, as time went on, specialist firms of decorators.
- ‘The upholsterer thought I was crazy,’ says Knodle.
- Seamstress and upholsterer Betsy Ross is believed to have sewn the first American Flag by hand, between late May and early June, 1777.
- Nan's eye for hidden treasure extends to furniture; she dug two armchairs out of an upholsterer's basement.
- Although it is more time-consuming, traditional upholsterers can make sofas to order, allowing you to specify dimensions and fabric for a similar cost to one from a shop.
- Jack was a trainee upholsterer at the time, Meg worked as a shop assistant and barmaid.
- Born into a Labour-supporting family, with a Dublin-born father who was an upholsterer, he regarded himself as a working-class lad.
- The son of an upholsterer, he was educated at Eton College, and although his father intended that he should pursue a legal apprenticeship it was clear from the start that his interests lay in music.
- ‘My father was an upholsterer, and so there were always textiles around the house,’ she said.
- By the 1930s a sweet shop, cobbler, upholsterer and a tailor were all added, turning the hospital into a small self-contained village.
- Lala's father is a furniture upholsterer who moves his family from Mexico City to Chicago and then to San Antonio in search of a better life.
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