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Leather Desktop & Writing Table Restoration in Oxfordshire

 

The Forgiving Surface of Leather Writing Tables

For centuries, leather has provided a uniquely tolerant surface on which to write, whilst enhancing the beauty of a wooden desktop. These types of desks were designed to make writing easier, with a supple leather desktop and often a decorative border embossed into the leather to enhance the elegance. Skiver leather is a high-quality leather which is traditionally used for antique writing tables. Leather desktops are still highly sought after today as they offer a very good writing surface.

 

Leather Desktop & Writing Table Restoration at Clive Payne

At Clive Payne, the finest hand-coloured leather hide and skivers are used enhanced by delicate gold leaf tooling using traditional tools and patterns. Clive Payne and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen have worked with some of the country’s finest houses, museums, antique dealers and collectors of period antiques.

Member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA)

The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) is a nationwide organisation of skilled people engaged in furniture conservation, furniture repair and furniture restoration. Every BAFRA member is an expert in their field and is actively involved in Continual Professional Development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills and technical developments.

Over the years Clive has developed the highest of standards in leather writing table restoration in Oxfordshire, joining the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA) in 1997 and now specialises in conserving and restoring oak and country furniture from the 15th to 18th centuries, together with all furniture from the early 18th to 19th centuries.

Leather Writing Table Restoration FAQs

Why might I need leather desktop and writing table restoration?
Just like other antique furniture, leather writing tables and leather desktops cannot be expected to remain perfect over time and because of the suppleness of the material that is used. Leather desktops may also easily show any imperfections such as stains or other damage such as the layers beginning to separate.
What materials are used in leather writing table restoration?
Leather writing surfaces are typically decorated with gilt as the suppleness of the skiver allows it to accept the gold well. At Clive Payne, the finest hand-coloured leather hide and skivers are enhanced by delicate gold leaf using traditional tools and patterns.

To discuss leather desktop restoration in Oxfordshire for antique writing tables and desks, or any other aspect of an item of furniture that you might wish to bring back to its full glory please do not hesitate to contact me. All restoration work is done entirely by hand using traditional techniques.

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