Leather Lining / Re-leathering
Traditional Leather Lining
We offer a wide range of leather lining services. As standard we use Antique Leather on our desk tops and cabinets but we have the facilities in house to offer hand dyed leather lining, where we can colour match to whatever colour you like or even colour to an existing piece of leather. We can also offer leather lining using skiver.
We have a large selection of tools to gold emboss our leather work so can often replace an old leather with something very similar.
Leather lining is a highly skilled method of putting a leather top onto a desk and then carefully embossing gold leaf into it as decoration. This is a very delicate job which requires a very steady hand as all of the tooling is done by hand in the traditional manner of heating the tool and running it around the leather by balancing the tool against the shoulder as in the picture.
You can see how the leather is hand dyed if you go for the traditional leather colouring. This process is originally how leather used to be coloured after furniture was upholstered in leather. The art of hand dying leather is very specialist with very few makers now offering this service today as most will now used pre-coloured leather hides straight from the tannery.
If required we are able to use up to 24ct Gold Leaf for those very special pieces.