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Bespoke English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Cognac

Bespoke English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Cognac

Bespoke English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair Cognac


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This is an absolutely stunning bespoke new leather 'Gainsborough chair' in a beautiful antiqued cognac colour, hand-made in England with materials of the finest quality.

Height is adjustable with swivel/tilt mechanism.

The hand-dyed russet hide bears all the hallmarks of natural leather including scars, stretch marks, grain and texture variation.

They are upholstered in top quality Scottish cow hide which has been hand dyed and antiqued. Because they are hand dyed we can finish the leather to any colour requested, and the beautiful antique patina is achieved by the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.

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.


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

Gainsborough chair 
(also known as a Martha Washington chair in the United States) is a type of armchair made in England in the eighteenth century. The chair was wide, with a high back, open sides and short arms, and was normally upholstered in leather. Contemporaries referred to it as a 'French chair', as the most elaborate styles were based on French Rococo chairs from the Louis XV period.


W60.0 x H105.0 x D70.0 cm



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