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Leather Repair and Restore

Furniture Repair and Restore

Vintage furniture, dining chairs and more

Furniture repairs

Leather repair service for almost any type of furniture. If there is a leather component, it is likely, I can mend it.

The exception is standard lounge suites and sofas, which I do not undertake.

Have a look at my Before and After page for other repair and restoration work I have done.

Types of repair and restoration

Please refer to my Repair and Restore page for more details about the types of repair and restorations that I do.

For all my work, be it repairs or bespoke creations, you will get care instructions for your article.

Get it done

When you contact me we will discuss exactly what can and can't be done and we will agree on what will be done.

Contact me to discuss your project. 

 

In these examples below, you can click on the buttons for each article to see more photos of the work done.

Piano Seat Renovation

Piano Seat Renovation

This piano seat needed re-upholstering as the original material was torn. This was sanded down and French polished. The seat has new foam and pull-up aniline leather.

Painted Screens repair and restoration

Painted Screens repair and restoration

My job here was to replace the leather around the edges, put backing on the canvas to prevent further tearing and to put backing cloth to finish them.

19th century Italian Savonarola chairs

19th century Italian Savonarola chairs

19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola chairs featuring tooling in the leather. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine structure . This pair created in the 19th century, most likely 1840's-1850's, are in good condition, the wood restored but the leather was damaged. The Savonarola chair is a type of folding chair with an X-frame when viewed from the front or back, designed to fold so it was portable and used during campaigns or other outdoor pursuits. The title Savonarola comes from the name of Italian Renaissance Dominican friar, Girolamo Savonarola.

Korium Chair Leather Seat Repair

Korium Chair Leather Seat Repair

This seat is from a Korium chair. The leather was torn along the stitches, typical of this type of furniture. The old leather was removed and replaced with new veg tanned leather, stitched, dyed and finished, all by hand.

Desk and two tables with new Leather Inlays

Desk and two tables with new Leather Inlays

New leather inlays

Repaired Pouffes with new Turks head and button knot tassels.

Repaired Pouffes with new Turks head and button knot tassels.

I made and added tassels to replace the old ones and treated the leather. You can see the difference between the treated (darker) and untreated (lighter) leather.

Camel Stool repair and restore

Camel Stool repair and restore

This Camel stool needed new binding as the old dried out and became brittle.

Workshop or Bar Stool seat replacement

Workshop or Bar Stool seat replacement

This is a simple Workshop/Bar Stool, which was covered in PVC. I was inspired by a high-end bag designer and replaced the original cover with this woven pattern.

14 Woven Chairs Seats and Back Restoration

14 Woven Chairs Seats and Back Restoration

I won the project to refurbish 14 chairs. All leather was replaced and the chairs redone in the same style as the orginals.

Chair Sample Seat Refurbishment

Chair Sample Seat Refurbishment

I was asked to repair a chair seat as a sample of my work.

Leather Camp Chair Repair and Restore

Leather Camp Chair Repair and Restore

This camp chair with leather arms, seat and back needed a minor repair and a stain in the seat removed.

Chinese Chair Repair and Restore

Chinese Chair Repair and Restore

Chinese Chair. Ok, it doesn't have any leather - but - what a wonderful piece it turned out to be after sanding, repairing and French Polishing

African Pouffe Repair and restore

African Pouffe Repair and restore

The top was replaced and the bottom strengthened. The lacing was replaced and holes had eyelets installed to prevent further tearing.

Chair Corner Straps Repair and Restore

Chair Corner Straps Repair and Restore

Old leather straps and hardware replaced

Leather Chair Repairs and Restore

Leather Chair Repairs and Restore

These chairs were stripped down to the frame and rebuilt. The dye used was mixed for me by Northants Leather Chemicals Limited.

Vintage Period chairs Renovations

Vintage Period chairs Renovations

These were stripped down and re-covered with leather

Foot Stools renovation and repairs

Foot Stools renovation and repairs

Renovated foot stools. They were stripped down and the legs sanded and french polished. The covering is in genuine shearling.

Chaise Lounge Repair and Restore

Chaise Lounge Repair and Restore

This Chaise was rebuilt from the frame up. All old materials removed. The frame sanded and French Polished before rebuilding and covering with leather.

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