All our Chesterfield sofas and chairs are available to buy in three distinctly different leathers - antique leather, premuim leather and hand dyed leather - all of which are selected for their consistent thickness and texture, have their own individual finish and come in a variety of colours.
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Our standard leather range that is blacked prior to being applied and hand rubbed upon completion to remove the black and reveal the colour underneath. The leather is hand sealed to protect the surface and produces an authentic antiqued appearance.
Our luxurious leather range, the leather has a finer grain and is pre-treated with a special blend of natural finishing products for a supple appearance. It has a semi-distressed and textured finish that creates a 'pull up' effect that subtly changes the colour of the leather as it contours around the shape of the sofa.
Our individual leather range that is finished using traditional methods, it is vegetable tanned and hand dyed by a professional leather worker before being sealed. It has a rich and deep colour over a fine grained leather that is soft and supple, and will improve with age to develop its own characteristic patina over the years.
Please note, although every care is taken to match hides where more than one is required to upholster a piece, there maybe a slight colour variation. These leathers also have natural blemishes and marks, and will fade if exposed to sunlight.
Our Signature range here at Distinctive Chesterfields is made up of 'premium' and 'silk' varieties of leather. The collection offers exceptional quality for those looking for something truly luxurious, with a fantastic range of colours to choose from. The range is made up of:
This beautiful range of full grain aniline leather is offered in plenty of colours to ensure you can match your chosen piece of furniture to your decor with ease. The bovine hides are finished with a wax coating, which allows the natural character of the hide to show through.
Premium Signature Leather
Our Premium Signature leather is metallic foil, with a smooth finish. It's perfect if you're looking for a real statement piece, as any sofa or chair upholstered in this leather will certainly elicit wows from friends and family. As ever with the leathers we use here at Distinctive Chesterfields, the premium variety is from a 100% bovine hide for an authentic look.
Wool and Velvet
Here at Distinctive Chesterfields, we're thrilled to offer you not just a choice of high quality, 100% bovine leather, but now a brand new collection of luxurious wool swatches. They're so luxurious to the touch, in fact, that it's worth seeing and feeling them to truly appreciate the skill that's gone into each and every style and print.
Made by Abraham Moons (established in 1827) in its British mill - one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills - the wool goes through a thorough manufacturing process to ensure you can enjoy only the best end product.
We offer a stunning range of prints to choose from, too, from traditional plaid (checked) wool, to plain but equally attractive shades.
There's a great many benefits to choosing wool; the material offers durability, is easy to care for, naturally anti-static, flame-retardant, and eco-friendly. Wool is also hypo allergic, meaning it's resistant to bacteria, as well as enjoying a unique natural cell structure to work in harmony with its environment. Why not order a swatch or two today and see for yourself the craftsmanship of this luxurious product?
Established in 1991 by John Kitching, Northcroft Fabrics offers a beautiful collection of velvet to complete our current range of luxury swatches. A plain cotton velvet made in Berkshire, the Rochelle range is available here on our site in five beautiful colours to ensure you find exactly what you're looking for.
Prior to setting up Northcroft Fabrics, John spent 30 years in the textiles industry and ran one of the leading furnishing fabric companies; you can be sure of a great quality product. A big hit with interior designers and home owners, velvets offer high quality and great style. Effortlessly complementing traditional and contemporary homes, velvet is hard wearing and pleasant to the touch - a luxurious selection for any living room.
Like the look of our antique leather? You'll also love our new house range of 100% bovine hides, which has a corrected grain and is extremely hard-wearing. There's some lovely shades in this range, too, from blue and lavender to bright pink. With a plain pigmented finish, the house leather offers an ideal light fastness, as well as stain protection and a soft feel.