Tel: 0845 6033090
Beautiful Vintage Style Leather Furniture

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU HAVE A SHOWROOM?

We have distribution warehouses in Selby (North Yorkshire) and in Pitstone (Buckinghamshire).

It’s by appointment, so rather than taking the chance and just showing up, please ring first to arrange a time (0845 6033090), to ensure that what you would like to see is at the warehouse you wish to visit.

HOW SOON CAN YOU DELIVER?

We can deliver FREE within 7 working days of order to most mainland UK addresses

(remote areas within 14 working days).  If you need it NOW, you can pay for a bespoke delivery – please ring for details.

WHAT IF MY FURNITURE DOESN’T FIT?

If you think delivery might be difficult, give us your access point measurements and we can calculate these for you and work out the best way to deliver.

WILL YOU TAKE MY OLD FURNITURE AWAY?

We can take your old furniture away.  Let us know how many items and we will give you a price for removal.

I LIVE ABROAD – DO YOU STILL DELIVER?

We can suggest some UK freight companies to you, and once you have placed your order we will deliver free of charge to your chosen freight carrier.

WHAT IS ANILINE LEATHER?

Aniline is a transparent liquid dye (and natural derivative) used to colour high quality hides. These dyes provide permanent colour that also allows natural grain and markings to show through.

Pure aniline leathers are created from the highest quality top grain.  No additional pigment or surface treatments are applied after the dyeing process, which is called tanning and this process takes 5 weeks.  It’s basically enhancing the patina of the hide using natural oils.  So every defect is clearly visible, scarring, mottling, wrinkling, shading - these are all distinctive features.  The quality of this leather is outstanding, and is considered the most luxurious and stylish.  Less than 5% of the world's leathers qualify as pure aniline which would explain their high cost.

Aniline leather breathes better and wears longer than more processed leathers.  As the surface of the leather allows it to breathe, this keeps it cool and supple.

HOW CAN I TELL THIS IS REAL LEATHER?

The feel and luxurious smell of leather can’t be reproduced and because no two hides are exactly alike, and telltale scars and blemishes will be visible somewhere else on the surface.

WILL MY LEATHER SUITE MATCH IN COLOUR?

It will vary slightly in colour, but we match the sofas before they leave our warehouse.  We make sure all the items are from the same batch of leather and matched as closely as possible.

DO SCARS FORM A WEAK POINT IN THE HIDE?

No. Healed up scar tissue is one of the strongest points in the hide.

WILL REAL LEATHER UPHOLSTERY TEAR EASILY ALONG THE STITCHING LIKE IMITATION LEATHER DOES?

No. Research has proved that real leather is far stronger along stitching than imitations.

HOW DO I REMOVE STRATCHES FROM THE LEATHER?

If you rub the scratch gently with your finger – the warmth from your finger will dissipate the waxy finish on the leather, which will move to recover the mark.  If this does not work, try rubbing gently with a clean cloth that has been lightly dampened with clean water.

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