Transportation and Automotive Leather
The Leather Conservation Centre conserves the leather in a wide variety of sedan chairs, carriages and other vehicles for National Museums and private collections and has carried out conservation treatments on a wide range of vintage, veteran and classic cars, including a 1901 Mors for the Royal Automobile Club, Charles Stewart Roll’s Panhard for Norfolk Museums and Aston Martins, Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars, etc for private clients.
The Centre is able to accommodate several carriages or automobiles at any one time in the purpose built studio.
The Centre aims, wherever possible, to preserve the original leather. The leather is part of a vehicle’s history and intrinsic value. Frequently we see seats which have previously been recovered and the leather can be poorly matched and look too modern for the vehicle.
Repairs are carried out to damaged leather and upholstery using conservation grade materials. Where necessary new leather is dyed and finished to match the original.
If you have any questions or would like a quotation for conservation work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.