Worshipful Company of Upholders

The Worshipful Company of Upholders is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. Upholders were upholsterers; the organisation was officially incorporated by a Royal Charter in 1626. The Company originally had the right to set standards for upholstery within London, and to search, seize, and destroy defective upholstery. However, over the years, the Company's power has eroded, as has the profession of upholsterers, because of the advancement of technology. Now, the Company exists as a charitable foundation.

The Company is the forty-ninth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is "Sustine Bona", Latin for "Uphold the Good".

External links

* [http://www.upholders.co.uk/ The Upholders' Company]


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