Richard Ricardo has an international reputation for fine art
antique upholstery. His passion for furniture was born during
childhood visits to aristocratic relatives in the stately homes of
Yorkshire. After an eight-year apprenticeship in fine art
upholstery with a prestigious London firm, he set up his own
business, Richard Ricardo Upholstery, in 1985.
Today he oversees a highly skilled team of craftsmen from his workshop in the Cotswolds. He particularly enjoys restoring fine art antique furniture from 1600 to the mid-Georgian era (1730-1760) and has amassed considerable experience in period and contemporary pieces. He has built a worldwide reputation for high-quality upholstery among dealers, interior designers and private clients.