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Loose Leathers

Leather skins come in a variety of sizes dependent on the size of the animal. We will always choose a skin size most appropriate for the job, however, some sizes will work out to be more economical than others. Skivers (from sheep) are much smaller than cow hides.
When ordering, please take these prices as a rough guide only.

Minimum Charge:
POA (Price On Application)

Until further notice please fax us for a quote 

Description Skiver Hide
91cm x 46cm / 36in x 18in (hide or skiver) £POA £POA
122cm x 61cm / 48in x 24in (hide only) n/a £POA
152cm x 91cm / 60in x 36in (hide only) n/a £POA


Postal Service

To save the expense of carriage on furniture for provincial or overseas orders we provide a postal service of loose leathers which has been operating for over 30 years.

Loose leather, as the name implies, is the term we use for a leather desk top, prepared to your specifications and posted to you with the instructions (and paste - UK only) necessary to apply the top to your desk.

The surface preparation of the desk or table is quite straight forward and can be accomplished with the minimum of tools and some attention to the details given in the accompanying instructions.


Leathers for writing surfaces are ordered by giving the exact sizes, or in the event of a circular or shaped top, a paper template is required. Please fax or mail your requirements to us and we will quote by return.

The leathers are finished and tooled to your dimensions plus selvedge for trimming purposes.

All orders with instructions for laying, are securely parceled, and insured if requested, against loss or damage. Postage starts at around £2.



It is not possible to do justice on these Web pages to the beautiful colour variations that we achieve on our hand dyed leathers. However, please use the following 12 colours as a guide when placing your order:

* Faded Green * Vellum Green * Antique Turquoise * Empire Green
* Antique Parchment * Old Gold * Antique Blue * Chestnut Brown
* Polished Black * Faded Rose * Antique Red * Plum Red

We may also be able to match the colour of a sample if mailed to us.


Tooling Designs

The following 13 designs are the most popular and they can be gilt or embossed.
We have a comprehensive collection of wheels and stops that can be used to closely mach an original design if requested.

Tool number



Note: These designs are oversized for clarity

24 No 24 Tooling Wheel
22 No 22 Tooling Wheel
20 No 20 Tooling Wheel
15 No 15 Tooling Wheel
14 No 14 Tooling Wheel
13 No 13 Tooling Wheel
12 No 12 Tooling Wheel
10 No 10 Tooling Wheel
09 No 09 Tooling Wheel
06 No 06 Tooling Wheel
05 No 05 Tooling Wheel
04 No 04 Tooling Wheel
03 No 03 Tooling Wheel


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