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Antiquing is one of the most popular leather choices in our collection. Even when you’re purchasing a brand-new Chesterfield, antique leather is made to resemble an antique piece thanks to a skilled process we call ‘antiquing’. This allows you the chance to buy a strong, sturdy and reliable new piece of furniture while still having that aged, traditional appearance to play with.
To get this amazing antique look, the leather goes through three stages, which results in an unmistakably traditional antique effect. It may seem simple but unless it is carried out by one of our experienced professionals who have years of combined experience, the look won’t be quite right. Thankfully, you can be rest assured that you will be getting nothing but the best from us with an artificial effect that’s hard to distinguish from the real thing.
Take a look at the three ‘antiquing’ stages below.
Your preferred colour and type of leather is dyed in two stages with a special treatment, the uppermost layer having a darker colour, giving it an almost black appearance. This may look a little unnerving but don’t worry, it’s all part of the process.
2. Hide Application
Once the hide has been prepped, it will be carefully upholstered to the prepared frame of your sofa or chair ready for the final stage.
The third stage is the most delicate of all, as one wrong move could ruin the much sought after antique look. This is where our professional leather workers will take over, using a special solution on the darkened hide. This solution will be gently rubbed into the darkened leather, revealing the lighter colour below but leaving the darkened colouring in the grain and in the grooves. This contrast between the lighter surface and the dark is what gives the furniture an antique-like appearance.
You will no doubt be blown away by the end result and enjoy peace of mind that you will be completely approved by us, as anything that’s not up to our standard won’t leave the workshop until it’s right. We take pride in every single piece of furniture we produce, so rest assured that you will get exactly what you wished for.
Order the ideal antique leather furniture for your interior by calling our team directly on +44 (0)1484 663 294.
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