A very attractive English Handmade Gainsborough Leather Desk Chair, this example being finished in “Cognac” and priced at just £1195.

An example taken from our range of contemporary, hand made English leather chairs, this is the Gainsborough style and the hand-dyed Scottish leather upholstery is finished in Cognac although almost any other colour is available on request.

A great example of great comfort combined with good looks, these chairs are completely hand-made in England using only materials of the finest quality. In this case all the visible “show wood” is solid mahogany whereas the frames are constructed from another hardwood, Beechwood.

The chair is  fitted with a swivel/tilt mechanism and the height is adjustable to suit the user.

May we point out the hand-dyed russet hide which bears all the typical marks of natural leather which include scars, stretch marks, grain and texture variations. The Scottish cow hide used for the upholstery has been hand dyed and antiqued. This process allows us to finish the leather to any colour requested and to finish the process with a beautiful “antique” patina which is a characteristic of the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.

Customers should of course bear in mind that leather is a natural material and if exposed to sunlight for long periods the colours will fade.

The attractive studding work is carried out with close individual nails or studs and not by using strips. Each nail is individually hammered in.

These chairs are fitted with castors which, as standard, are plastic twin wheel socket versions that make for very smooth and easy movement. We can, however, fit brass castors at an extra cost of £30 per chair if you prefer. As you would expect, these look better but are not as maneuverable as the more modern plastic version.

All the upholstered seats have individual double cone hand springing, each spring being hand sewn onto the sturdy beechwood frame. The filling that has been used is canvas, fibre and felt which is both hard wearing and comfortable.

This chair represents excellent value at £1,350.


Our team can carefully pack and ship this lovely chair to almost any destination worldwide. we would ask that you request a shipping quotation before placing your order.


This is a substantial chair and measures 105 cm in height x 60 cm wide and 70 cm deep, (Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 4 inches).

Further information

This chair, along with the others in our range, may be viewed and tested in our north London showroom but if you can’t make the trip you are welcome to contact our in-house furniture experts and discuss the item with them – please quote the reference number 05071 when calling in order to avoid any confusion – the number to call is +44 20 8809 9605.