noun, plural up·hol·ster·ies.
Examples from the Web for upholstery
The newest coach seats drop the upholstery and, instead, are shells molded to the human spine.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An upholstery technique used in the 1700s makes the silk glued onto molded timberwork atop the bed look like liquid gold.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000|Daniel Gross|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The upholstery van seemed to run best at sixty miles an hour; anything faster and the front tires shook a bit.
Mr. McBride ran his upholstery shop in the old icehouse on Lee Street, a few blocks off the square in downtown Clanton.
With an angry spurt, a bullet embedded itself in the upholstery of the car just behind her head.The Secret Adversary|Agatha Christie
A day may come when this much abused combination of woodwork and upholstery will be sought after.Old Country Inns of England|Henry P. Maskell
Then, again, he made a gradual transition from delicate and discreetly coquettish works to the crude arts of upholstery.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
The three could see an indentation magically appear in the upholstery of an easy-chair across from them.The Common Man|Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Of course, you know there are many fine houses where the library is a part of the upholstery, so to speak.The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.