Antique Leather Furniture Restoration & Repair

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Antique Leather Furniture Restoration & Repair

At BAFRA, we provide access to leather furniture restoration and repair. Every member has been rigorously assessed and vetted. Our members are all established businesses that are fully accredited and work to the highest standards and ethics.

Antique Leather Furniture Restorers at BAFRA

With years of expertise and a passion for preserving the beauty of heritage pieces, BAFRA members specialise in reviving the allure of antique leather furniture to its former glory. Each piece tells a unique story, and BAFRA restorers understand the value of retaining the original character while enhancing functionality and aesthetic appeal. The restoration process involves a delicate balance of traditional techniques and modern innovations to ensure a seamless transformation that respects the integrity of the piece.

From repairing minor scratches and scuffs to addressing significant wear and tear, our skilled restorers meticulously attend to every detail, employing expert techniques in leather cleaning, conditioning, and colour matching. Whether it's a cherished family heirloom or a treasured find, they treat each project with the utmost care and attention it deserves. At BAFRA, our members take pride in breathing new life into timeless treasures, allowing you to enjoy their beauty for years to come.


Antique Leather Furniture Restoration FAQs

Can antique leather furniture be restored?

Yes, antique leather furniture can often be restored to its former glory with the right expertise and techniques. Our skilled restorers can address issues such as scratches, tears, stains, and colour fading through careful cleaning, conditioning, and repair work. Structural integrity can also be restored, ensuring both functionality and aesthetics. Many types of issues can be easily restored by a BAFRA-accredited antique leather furniture restorer who can repair worn, damaged or faded leather, restoring it to its natural condition and making it feel soft and supple again. Antique leather furniture can be revived to retain its original charm and beauty, allowing it to be enjoyed for many more years to come.

Why might I need antique leather furniture restoration?

Antique leather furniture may begin to become discoloured or develop scratches and wrinkles due to age, wear, and excessive sunlight after a period of time. Antique leather may also become dry and stiff from losing its natural oils. Just like other antique furniture, leather cannot be expected to remain perfect over time because of the suppleness of the material. Antique leather may also show any imperfections such as stains or other damage, with the layers beginning to separate.

What types of antique leather furniture can be restored?

A wide range of antique leather furniture can be restored, including sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, ottomans, footstools, chaise lounges, and leather-topped tables. Whether it's a Victorian Chesterfield sofa, a mid-century modern lounge chair, or a vintage leather desk chair, BAFRA skilled restorers can bring these pieces back to life.

Do you work with all types of leather?

Yes, BAFRA members have extensive experience working with a wide variety of leather types, including full-grain, top-grain, aniline, semi-aniline, and more. Our skilled restorers understand the unique characteristics of each type of leather and employ tailored restoration techniques to ensure the best results. Whether your antique furniture features smooth, textured, or distressed leather, we have the expertise and tools necessary to handle it with care and precision. Rest assured, your cherished pieces will receive the attention they deserve.

Is it possible to match the original colour of the leather?

Yes, BAFRA members specialise in achieving precise colour matching to restore antique leather furniture to its original appearance. Using advanced techniques and high-quality products, they will meticulously analyse the existing colour and patina of the leather to create a custom match. The goal is to ensure that the restored leather seamlessly blends with the original, preserving the authenticity and character of your cherished furniture.

How long does the restoration process take?

The duration of the restoration process varies depending on the extent of damage and the specific requirements of each piece. Minor repairs or touch-ups may be completed in a matter of days, while more extensive restoration work could take several weeks. Our priority is to ensure meticulous attention to detail and high-quality results, so we strive to complete projects efficiently without compromising on craftsmanship. We provide estimated timelines for each restoration project based on its unique needs.

Why choose a BAFRA-accredited member for antique leather furniture restoration?

The importance of having antique leather furniture restored by a BAFRA-accredited qualified craftsman cannot be stressed enough. Choosing a BAFRA-accredited member for antique leather furniture restoration ensures the highest standards of craftsmanship and professionalism. BAFRA members have in-depth knowledge based on more than 20 years of experience restoring, repairing and conserving antique leather furniture. By selecting a BAFRA-accredited restorer, clients can trust in the quality of workmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to preserving the historical integrity of their antique leather furniture. It's a mark of excellence and assurance for those seeking the finest restoration services.

Find BAFRA-Accredited Antique Leather Furniture Restoration & Repair Specialists

All accredited, full members are required to have at least five years as a conservation-restoration professional (the average member today has 23 years of experience) and pass an exacting assessment on their skills, knowledge and business credentials. Our members acknowledge the importance of continuous professional development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills and technical developments in leather furniture restoration and repair.

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Every BAFRA member is an expert in their field and is actively involved in Continual Professional Development (CPD) to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills and technical developments.


Every one of our members are required to have a minimum of 5 years' professional experience, although the average is well over 20 years' experience.


Honesty and authenticity are our key principles, and we ensure that all members are fully vetted and must hold appropriate insurance. We also offer a comprehensive complaints mediation service.

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