Leather has always had a high value in furniture making.
Especially in English and French furniture, we find it on the writing surfaces of tables and secretaries or covering small shelves on dressing tables and gaming tables.
The (mostly English) sheepskin was available in various colourings and with elaborate embossing and hallmarks such as palmettes, rosettes, wave frieze, egg bar and meander band.
Over the years of use, the leather usually wears more than the wood. Moreover, leather is a perishable material simply because of its nature.
An old leather lives from its change. Minor quirks, discolourations or soiling are absolutely not a bad thing, on the contrary - it is intentional and worth preserving. We call it patina.
Dry and brittle leather can be made "grippy" again with care products. If possible: refresh instead of replace!
However, there are also cases where the leather has been so badly damaged that it is no longer possible to refurbish and preserve it. Talk to us, we will find the right solution for you!