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English Leather Sofas & Chairs

Here you will find a range of English leather chairs, English leather sofas, and other contemporary furniture, made in traditional and period styles…

Here you will find a range of English leather chairs, English leather sofas, and other contemporary furniture, made in traditional and period styles using traditional methods and materials that will satisfy even the most difficult to please furniture lover. This category also includes antique leather chairs and sofas that have been tastefully and sympathetically restored to their former glory by our skilled craftsmen in our own workshops where the quality is completely under our control.

Take a look around this category and, in particular, take a close look at the eye-catching traditional and period designs which have been perfectly executed by craftsmen in fine leather and with sturdy timber frames - all lovingly finished.

Some of our pieces are beautifully restored antique leather sofas and armchairs whilst others are contemporary pieces expertly made in period styles.

Our showroom is the best place to appreciate this fine furniture range but we welcome orders and enquiries from anywhere in the world.

Antique Chesterfield Sofas & Chesterfield Chairs

Probably the most memorable and iconic design for an antique leather sofa is the Chesterfield. A mainstay must-have design in the world of gentleman’s clubs - I’ve been to a few in my time (as a guest), and every single one had several, if not many, Chesterfield sofas and chairs scattered around the place, interspersed perhaps with examples of other styles and periods in furniture making history. They look just great and it is completely understandable why so many people would like to own one.

Which is where we come in. Nice examples of antique Chesterfield chairs and sofas do certainly appear from time to time and when the do we carry out whatever restoration work is necessary and then offer them for sale. However, demand almost always outstrips supply - if you do see an antique Chesterfield sofa on our site that you like the look of then do not delay in contacting us because they are much sought after and won’t be available for very long.

The Chesterfield sofa design is often attributed to the Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), who is alleged to have commissioned the first leather chesterfield settee with its characteristic, iconic, and very distinctive deep buttoned leather upholstery combined with a low seat. It was also popular for these Chesterfield sofas to be upholstered in velvet but of course that was nowhere near as hard wearing as the leather alternative. As to whether this story about the Chesterfield’s origins are true, and many believe that it is not, the interesting fact is that the name stuck and sofas and chairs made to this design are undyingly popular and still being made to this day - see below.

Bespoke English Leather Chesterfield Sofas, Chesterfield Chairs and Sofa Beds

As the demand for antique Chesterfield settees usually outstrips supply by a considerable margin, the demand has to be met via other channels. That’s where our bespoke Chesterfield range comes into its own. Made in London, UK, by craftsmen who still use traditional materials and techniques, these items of contemporary bespoke furniture will turn just as many heads and capture the attention of just as many of your visitors and guests as their antique counterparts.

One very popular variation on the theme of the Chesterfield sofa is the Chesterfield bed settee. If you have the need for an occasional bed to put up a guest on short notice then this could well be the solution - a lovely piece of iconic furniture by day and a very comfortable and elegant place to sleep when the lights are out and appearances no longer matter. We usually have examples of this design in stock for you to view in our London showrooms and you can have your own choice of colour made to order in just a few weeks.

Leather Stools & Antique Leather Stools

Our range of leather chairs, armchairs and settees is complemented by a range of leather footstools. Our range includes a very popular Chippendale style design and these are hand-dyed in a range of colours on request. The upholstery is attached to solid hardwood frames, usually beech with the show woods normally being mahogany.

The Chippendale style is also popular in sofa and armchair design and our bespoke range includes these styles as well, with leather hand-dyed to your colour requirements.

Leather Desk Chairs and the Much Loved Leather Captains Chair

Many of us are guilty of neglect - neglect for our own comfort and well being when we are sitting at our desks. This is especially important if your desk happens to be your place of work. Sitting properly with good support for the important parts of the spine is essential if you want to avoid some of the ailments which so often occur in the workplace of today.

A good desk chair is something that you should definitely invest in. That’s not just a sales pitch from us, it’s a well established and proven fact. You probably spend a lot of time at your desk so make sure you are comfortable and well supported.

Which brings me to our range of bespoke handmade English leather desk chairs. The most popular of these chairs is the leather captains chair, still handmade here in the UK by English craftsmen using only the very best materials. These chairs are made to last and they look better as they get older - just like me. These sumptuous desk chairs are available with the upholstery hand-dyed in a variety of colours to suit your colour scheme.

If you can, take a trip to our North London showroom and settle down into one of these captains chairs where you can fully appreciate just how comfortable they can be. We also offer handmade leather armchairs and a range of other period styles for you to choose from, including a directors chair range and a Gainsborough chair.

Try Before You Buy - Sit In Our Seats - Consult with our Experts

If you can make the trip to London and see these extraordinary chairs for yourself then we would urge you to do so. We know, however, that this is not always possible so we always include a good selection of detailed photographs with all of our listings, together with relevant dimensions. Please study the photographs and don’t be shy - pick up the phone and ask as many questions as you like.

If you are in the mainland UK we will deliver these antique armchairs, desk chairs and contemporary chairs free of charge. We will carefully pack and deliver to any other destination, worldwide, but we would ask you to request a shipping quotation first.

Our experts are usually on hand to guide you and to provide any additional information that you might require.

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Ref: 02332a
Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Directors Desk Chair Bruciato

Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Directors Desk Chair Bruciato

An absolutely stunning bespoke new leather 'Director's chair' in a beautiful bruciato colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat. Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. Each hide will be unique, as will be the furniture on which it is used. The studding is achieved with close individual nails or studs -  not by using strips - and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand-sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.   Dimensions in cm: Height 112 x Width 80 x Depth 79 Dimensions in inches: Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches Our reference: 02334H Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 112 x Width 80 x Depth 79

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches

£1,350.00
Ref: 05071
Bespoke English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan

Bespoke English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Tan

This is an absolutely stunning bespoke new leather 'Gainsborough chair' in a beautiful antiqued tan colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat.   Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. The studding is achieved with close individual nails / studs not by using strips, and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The show wood on the swivel chairs is solid mahogany and the frames are made from solid beech, so we only use hardwoods. Seats have individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand sewn to the beechwood frame. The filling is canvas, fibre and felt. The effect can be very pleasing although bear in mind that this hand-dyed leather can fade in direct sunlight. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 105 x Width 60 x Depth 70

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 4 inches

£1,350.00
Ref: 02838
Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Bruciaton

Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Bruciaton

This is an absolutely superb bespoke new leather 'Captains chair' in a beautiful antique Bruciaton colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat. Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. Each hide will be unique, as will be the furniture on which it is used. The studding is achieved with close individual nails or studs -  not by using strips - and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand-sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 84 x Width 64 x Depth 66

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

£1,295.00
Ref: 02840
Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Burgundy

Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Burgundy

This is an absolutely superb bespoke new leather 'Captains chair' in a beautiful antique burgundy colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat. Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. Each hide will be unique, as will be the furniture on which it is used. The studding is achieved with close individual nails or studs -  not by using strips - and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand-sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 84 x Width 64 x Depth 66

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

£1,295.00
Ref: 02333B
Bespoke English Hand Made Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Chestnut

Bespoke English Hand Made Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Chestnut

This is an absolutely stunning bespoke new leather 'Gainsborough chair' in a beautiful antique chestnut colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat.   Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. The studding is achieved with close individual nails / studs not by using strips, and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The show wood on the swivel chairs is solid mahogany and the frames are made from solid beech, so we only use hardwoods. Seats have individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand sewn to the beechwood frame. The filling is canvas, fibre and felt. The effect can be very pleasing although bear in mind that this hand-dyed leather can fade in direct sunlight. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 103 x Width 59 x Depth 66

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

£1,350.00
Ref: 02332
Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Directors Desk Chair Dark Brown

Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Directors Desk Chair Dark Brown

An absolutely stunning bespoke new leather 'Director's chair' in a beautiful dark brown colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality. Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism. ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat. Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish. Each hide will be unique, as will be the furniture on which it is used. The studding is achieved with close individual nails or studs -  not by using strips - and each nail is individually hammered in by hand. The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand-sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt. Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for. Available in other colours upon request. Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.   Dimensions in cm: Height 112 x Width 80 x Depth 79 Dimensions in inches: Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches Our reference: 02334H Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 112 x Width 80 x Depth 79

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches

£1,350.00
Ref: 02331
Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Dark Brown Colour

Bespoke English Hand Made Leather Captains Desk Chair Dark Brown Colour

This is an absolutely superb bespoke new leather 'Captains chair' in a beautiful antique dark brown colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality.   Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism.   ‘Old English’ is an aniline-finished leather that is tanned to ensure a pleasing distressed or ‘aged’ finish from new. Extra fat liquors are applied during tanning to give the leather a slightly waxy feel. These leathers are designed to allow the natural marking variations of the leather to show through to the finish coat.   Pull-up leathers do not have a consistent colour density across the whole hide and are designed to change colour and sheen when pulled or stretched. They are not as colour fast as pigmented hides and are designed to allow furniture to age and relax through use and over time. Evidence of marks and scarring will be seen through the surface finish.   Each hide will be unique, as will be the furniture on which it is used. The studding is achieved with close individual nails or studs -  not by using strips - and each nail is individually hammered in by hand.   The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand-sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt.   Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for.   Available in other colours upon request.   Bespoke orders and wholesale enquiries welcome.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 84 x Width 64 x Depth 66

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

£1,295.00

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