verb (used with object)
Origin of upholster
Examples from the Web for unupholstered
Most of Virginia's furniture workers are engaged in the manufacture of unupholstered wooden house furniture.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
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.