Wellington's deals in only the finest furniture from such respected manufacturers as Bradington Young, Distinction, McKinley, and Palliser, Leathercraft, and C.R. Laine. Each piece is handcrafted with any of a variety of leather grades and colors. Dimensions on this site are taken from the widest outside points, and may vary slightly from dimensions shown. If exact dimensions are needed, please advise us when placing your order. Keep in mind most of our furniture is handmade we will do everything we can to make the product as close to specified dimensions as possible.
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In a world of manmade materials, real leather is a natural material like gemstones and exotic woods, and like all natural materials, leather hides vary in beauty and integrity. All manners of influences can affect their look and texture - genetics, environment, and handling of the hide to name a few. Over its life, every hide acquires a personality. The inevitable accumulation of wrinkles and stretch marks, run-ins with barbed wire, encounters with insects, thorns, and branding irons leave "beauty marks." All of these events combine to give each hide a distinct character.
Here are some more facts about leather that you may or may not know:
- Leather will mellow gracefully with age and regular use, being enhanced by the natural oils from your hands.
- Don't wait until your children are grown to enjoy the luxuries of leather. Having children ourselves, we have found that the leather still wins the battle against anything the kids have to offer.
- Leather is constantly adjusting to its environment, so it will not become hot and sticky in the summer, nor cold in the winter. Leather will breathe and ventilate, allowing it to adapt to its environment.
- Cleaning leather is a cinch. You can clean up water-based spills with mild soap and water. Saddle soaps and leather conditioners are not necessary with normal use. Ask your sales consultant about specific cleaning or maintenance for your leather.
- On a sofa, five hides will blend and compliment one another, but will not be identical.
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- Aniline Dyed: The process of coloring leathers throughout using non-toxic dyes.
- Antiqued Leather: The application of a darker color over a lighter color to create a dramatic highlight.
- Enhanced Grain: The process of altering the natural texture of a leather, creating a uniform grain pattern.
- Full Grain: Any leather in which the natural texture remains in its original state. Natural markings are left intact, giving the leather its own unique appeal.
- Nature's Signatures: Natural leather characteristics. These include (but are not limited to) insect bites and stings, fat wrinkles, healded barb wire cuts and scrapes, and other markings that give each hide its own unique traits.
- Nubuck: A top grain leather which has a slight nap effect produced by buffing the surface. It has the look and feel of suede but is far more durable.
- Protected Aniline: Leather which has been aniline dyed and then lightly pigmented to ensure color consistency and resistance to liquids. This is also referred to as semi-aniline and aniline-plus.
- Pure Aniline: Any leather that receives all of its color from aniline dyes only, and has no topical applications. Nature's signatures are visible and are considered a unique feature of each hide.
- Sauvage: A two-tone effect that adds depth and character to the leather.
- Split: During the tanning process, a hide is split into layers and the underneath portion is referred to as a split. Compared to the durable top grain, this is not as soft and supple as top grain. Some manufacturers may use on the outsides of the frame.
- Top Grain: During the tanning process, a hide is split into layers and the top layer is referred to as the top grain. This is the most durable part of the hide due to the strength of the fibers.
If exact dimensions are required tell your sales consultant. Otherwise dimensions can vary by up to 4 inches.