EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPHOLSTERED
The furniture of the office was some old Empire stuff, upholstered in red velvet.
She was not a mass of material gorgeously furnished and upholstered.
This may or may not be upholstered, dependent on the character of the material of which it is made.
Carpets, hangings and upholstered furniture must be removed.
Wynn and Hogan sat facing each other on upholstered benches.
Before the window stood a large Voltaire chair, upholstered in tapestry.
She sent him flowers; she had an upholstered chair made for him.
This is then upholstered with leather without using springs.
He sits now, as a matter of fact, upon an ottoman, upholstered in red.
She put her head against the upholstered back of the seat and dozed.
1853, back-formation from upholsterer "tradesman who finishes or repairs articles of furniture" (1610s), from upholdester (early 15c.), formed with a diminutive (originally fem.) suffix, from obsolete Middle English noun upholder "dealer in small goods" (early 14c.), from upholden "to repair, uphold, keep from falling or sinking" (in this case, by stuffing); see uphold.