There is something so comforting about vintage leather furniture. It brings a sense of nostalgia and the “right” kind of look to your home. Some people even choose it for decorating their entire homes (especially bedrooms). But, before you go out and start collecting and decorating your rooms with it, you may want to know a bit more about it.
VINTAGE LEATHE. To say it simply, it’s old, worn leather from centuries ago. In particular, old, full Grain leather which is of superior quality such as top grain or full-grain leather from cattle, sheep or hounds. This is because high quality leather unlike poor quality leather develops a beautiful, natural patina as it aged over time.
BUT…not all vintage leather is created equally nor are all post shared pieces considered poor quality. In fact, in many cases, secondhand pieces are considered to be in excellent condition and can often times be found at half the price of a new piece. So, if you’re looking for vintage pieces for decorating or as a great gift, then you should seriously consider buying a secondhand piece.
VERTICAL COURSES. A good quality sofa set will have cushion that are of good quality. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, vintage furniture manufacturing often creates seating which are slatted, curved, or have arm rests with wooden frames that are now missing (but were very popular in the past).
REFORDABLE COPY. If the sofa seat in question is from a great furniture company or has been made by a top furniture manufacturer, then chances are it’s going to be extremely durable. However, in some cases, this isn’t the case, especially with the older furniture manufacturing techniques. You’ll often find that you’ll have to pay a bit more for a vintage sofa because of its inherent wear-and-tear.
PREMIUM LEADER. Many high end furniture companies still use first quality leather jackets for their furniture (even though they’re not making anything anymore). If you buy a vintage jacket that’s almost exclusively from one of these premier furniture companies, then chances are it’ll be incredibly durable. This is especially true if you buy from a company which specializes in crafting jackets that are of the highest quality and are designed to be worn for many decades.
BEST EXPERIENCE. Even if you buy an antique with a beautiful patina and are only looking for a reproduction piece, it should still have been created using the highest quality materials and the best craftsmanship. With a vintage jacket like this, you’re getting a high-quality piece that was created back in the day with the best materials possible, and it’ll be extremely durable because it was made back when people were really concerned about durability. Because it has a beautiful patina, it will also have a gorgeous color to it, which will make it attractive and eye-catching.
WHY IT’S Downturned: There are plenty of reasons that antiques become distressed in general. It can be caused by natural causes like weathering, but more commonly, it’s caused by misuse. For example, if it was made with genuine leather, and you use a harsh detergent on it, then it can quickly develop a reddish tinge. If you bleach it, then the color can become faded over time. All of these things can happen when you buy an antique jacket, because it was made with genuine leather and was never intended to become distressed. Buying an antique with a high-quality, distressed leather interior will protect it from these common problems and let you enjoy its beauty for decades to come.
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