up·​hol·​ster·​er (ˌ)əp-ˈhōl-stər-ər How to pronounce upholsterer (audio)
plural upholsterers
: a person or business that repairs or installs upholstery
a furniture upholsterer
Washington designer Sally Steponkus is a big fan of reupholstering. … She finds a good upholsterer can breathe new life into an old chair with good tailoring and extra padding.Jura Koncius

Examples of upholsterer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Annette designed and crafted all the mosaic tables as well as worked with an upholsterer to create distinctive cushions, which complement her own vibrant artwork and her collection of fiber art acquired around the world. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2023 In the bedroom of the Betsy Ross House, a reconstruction of where the upholsterer worked on her most famous commission, a long flag with a circle of 13 stars hangs over a Chippendale side chair and extends across the floor. Hillel Italie, Fortune, 4 July 2023 Ramon Muñoz, owner of Lisa Davis Upholstery in Bay Ho and a hands-on upholsterer of several decades, both reupholsters furniture and creates new custom pieces for designers’ clients. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2023 Once occupied by an upholsterer, the space, with its windowed viridian facade and creaky floors, resembles a turn-of-the-20th-century curio shop; antique toys and objects, including mechanical puppets and handmade globes, sit beside the designer’s wares in vintage walnut cabinets. Nancy Hass Ilyes Griyeb, New York Times, 9 May 2023 Her jobs post-graduation included doing window displays, installing custom sculptures for the Syfy channel, working as a freelance upholsterer and laboring for a mid-century modern-style furniture maker. Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2023 Take smaller pieces to an upholsterer’s shop. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 Take the old couch to a local upholsterer or furniture refinisher; put a new coat of stain or paint on an old table. Scott Kirkwood, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2022 The eldest child of an upholsterer-turned-farmer and his wife, Chipperfield was born in London and grew up in the hillocky fields of Devon, on England’s southwestern coast. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upholsterer was in 1613

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“Upholsterer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upholsterer. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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