Contemporary English Handmade Carlton Leather Desk Chair – available in a choice of colours

Attractively priced at just £1250 here is a hand made leather chair to meet the needs of even the most quality conscious furniture lover.

Alongside our sizable stock of antique desks and antique chairs we also offer a range of craftsman built contemporary pieces of handmade office furniture to our customers. Here is a very special example of one such item, this Leather Carlton Chair looks impressive and is extremely practical, hard-wearing and, above all, comfortable to sit in, even for extended periods.

That comfort is due, in no small part, to its sumptuous  upholstery which has been carried out using the finest Scottish cow hide that has been hand dyed using special walnut based leather stains. The example you can see in the images here are described as “browny burnt orange” but the chair can be made to order in almost any colour you desire although customers are reminded that, if placed in a sunny position, coloured leather can fade over time but this, of course, simply adds to its appeal.

Another noteworthy point is that all of the studding on the chair has been carried out using close individual nails and or studs and not by using strips – each nail having been individually hammered in by hand.

As you can see from the images, the hand-dyed russet hide bears all the usual tell-tale signs of natural leather including scars, stretch marks, grain and variations in texture. The leather, once stained, has been “antiqued” to give it that beautiful “antique” patina that is so sought after in antique chairs.

All of the “show wood” visible on the chair is in fact solid mahogany with the frame being made from solid beech reinforcing our policy of only using hardwoods to ensure our furniture has a long and useful life. If cared for properly there is no reason why chairs like this cannot last for generations.

For added comfort, the seat has been made with individual double cone hand springing, each spring having been hand sewn to the beech wood frame. The filling used is a mixture of canvas, fibre and felt.

This fine chair, and many of the others in our range, is available in other colours to order – please contact us to discuss your requirements. They represent excellent value at only £1,250 each.

Bespoke and wholesale enquiries are always very welcome.


We are ready and waiting to ship this chair to your home, office or almost any other destination worldwide on request. Please contact us for a shipping quotation before ordering though. You can view this chair and many others, at our north London showroom and warehouse but if you can’t do that then our in-house experts are standing by to answer your queries by telephone, +44 20 8809 9605 or email. When contacting us please quote the item reference number, 05380BBO, to avoid any chance of confusion. If making a trip please telephone in advance to confirm that the item you wish to see is still available as our stock is usually sold quickly.


These are new chairs, in new condition.