Nov

06

Cabinets & Desks

Kingsgate Furniture are proud to announce that we will shortly be introducing a new range of Cabinets & Desks into our range to compliment our upholstered furniture.

All produced in England using the finest materials.

Nov

02

New Van

We are proud to announce that for all deliveries in the South East of England you will now have your furniture delivered in our lovely new van

Aug

19

Chesterfield in two-toned (antique) leather

We all know that the manufacturers of the high quality jeans use chemicals to make certain parts of the jeans lighter in order to give them an “aged effect” but not many of us know this fashion started with classy leather furniture such as Chesterfield sofas
since this type of furniture are symbols of originality and have a history and tradition behind them therefore giving them an aged effect (or antique effect) would add to their charm and originality.

For manufacturing the Chesterfield sofas finished with age (antique) effect an special type of leather is used, known as antique or rub-off leather, which is covered by an extra coat of colour on the leather and after the sofa was upholstered in this type of leather in order to create the antique effect, certain areas of the sofa which usually comes into contact with the body during the use, such as the middle of the cushions and the raised areas of the back and top of the arms-rests, the extra coat of colour is gently removed by hand and use of a cloth soaked in special solvent to make these areas lighter and shinier in contrast with other parts of the sofa such as button holes and corners of sitting area which remain darker in order to add an air of age and originality to the sofa and this type of colouring is known as antique or two toned finish.

Jul

31

About Our Leather Tub Chairs

Our leather tub chairs collection is a mixture of classic and tradditional models and also the contemporary designs and are ideal for the customers who are looking for classic and outstanding designs and the same time leather chairs which can provide comfort and relaxation. Our leather tub chairs are ideal for living rooms as well as more formal environments such as smoking clubs. If you are looking for bespoke high quality leather tub chairs we manufacture them here in KingsGgate. Since we make furniture according to the orders received therefore tub chairs in fabric also can be supplied on request.

Jun

30

Chesterfield Sofa Bed

When Chesterfield sofa was designed three hundred years ago nobody at the time could imagine that one day this beautiful sofa would be fitted with a bed inside but the progress of technology and invention of folded bed made this a reality.
Nowadays the people who live in apartments in the city centres with a limited space or people who are looking for a temporary comfortable bed for their slipping guests have the advantage of having a Chesterfield sofa which serves as a elegant and beautiful sofa during the day time and will turn to a comfortable bed at night time.
Our Chesterfield sofa beds are fitted with high quality three fold slated bed and sprung mattress. The Chesterfield 2-seater sofa bed is fitted with a single bed and the 3-seater sofa bed is fitted with a double bed.

May

12

Our Bespoke Chesterfield Sofas

The early leather Chesterfield sofa had a rather rigid and uniform design with low back, same level arms and low seat but during years and decades the design and form of Chesterfield sofa evolved and diversified and sofas with wider arms or higher backs or with sloped arms or with legs appeared under the name of Chesterfield with some resemblances to the original design. Also the early Chesterfield sofas were made in very few distinct colours such as two toned brown, red or green but with progress in dying techniques leather Chesterfield sofas entered the market in large verity of leather colours and leather finishes and later on in various types of fabrics such as velvet and faux leather.

As a bespoke furniture manufacturer we offer all these possibilities in designs and colours to our customers and do our best to make sure the end product would be the pride and joy of our customers and suit their individual requirements.

All our Chesterfield sofas are made to order according to the individual taste and decisions made by customer. If you want the sofa wider, deeper, taller we are happy to follow suit. In addition all other details such as type and colour of leather, colour of the wooden parts, type of bun-feet or form of legs, choice of the fillings, colour of studs and so on is determined by yourselves.

If you had the possibility we recommend that you pay a visit to our show-room situated in our factory so we can discuss your requirements in details and show you different models which would be helpful for coming to a decision. In addition you would have access to a large collection of leathers and also fabrics in our show-room.

The choice of the leather for Chesterfield sofa is an important step so when you contact us please make sure you give the accurate description of the colours of your choice and also the type of leather (such as two toned, smooth, shiny, distressed, old looking etc.) so we can send you the right samples for your verification. We always try to send the large samples and as many samples as we can in order to give you a wider collection to choose from.

Apart from the leather quality which you would verify and approve by yourselves before you place an order it would be useful to mention that all our Chesterfield sofas are made with solid Beech Harwood frames (doweled and screwed), full hide upholstered with no splits, fire retardant foams, hand stuffed cushions, webbed base, individually hand studded and all furniture hand crafted by our craftsmen with lifetime experience in traditional and classic furniture.

May

07

About Our Leather Wingback Chairs

The Chesterfield wingback chairs, a traditional style of chair, are probably the most picturesque of furniture pieces due to their distinct style with high back, winged arms and tall legs.
This chair feels most at home in living rooms, executive offices or study rooms but also it has the ability to look great anywhere due to their outstanding style and low space requirements.
The original wingback chairs were first introduced during the Victorian times and were made for a very specific reason and their initial purpose was to keep out the cold. Traditionally placed in front of a fire place, the back and wings and armrests worked as shield to keep the cold drafts out and to keep the heat in. The soft cushioned seat and soft backrest does ensure that the user could sit in the chair for long time without feeling ache and discomfort.
Our authentic leather wingback chairs are made by experienced craftsmen using the finest hardwood for the frame and best quality leather cut from full cow hides. All of our furniture including the wingback chairs made using traditional methods to insure durability and comfort.
Since we make the furniture according to the orders received therefore all the wingback chairs are fully customisable according to your choice of the type and colour of the leather, colour of the wooden parts, buttoning, studding, piping and other details.

Although the production of leather furniture is our main line of production but also we manufacture furniture including wingback chairs in fabrics if preferred by the customers. The customers can supply their own fabrics if they wish so but also we can suggest the fabrics and send samples by the post for approval. If you had the time to visit our showroom situated in our factory we have a large collection of leather and also fabrics which you can choose from.

In our web-site we have classified our wingback chairs within three categories according to their dimensions. The large wingback chairs which are more suitable for a large person, the medium size which are suitable for most people and the small wingback chairs which are more suitable for a petit person. If you do like a model but find its dimension not right for you, we can change the dimensions of most of our models to suit your requirements.

Apr

25

History of the Chesterfield Sofa

Chesterfield sofa, this icon of the furniture world was commissioned and named by the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), who was a known trendsetter of his time.

The Earl instructed a furniture maker to construct a leather sofa that its shape and style allowed people to sit upright and formal yet relaxed in a comfortable position.

The Chesterfield became a key piece of furniture during the Victorian era and were often found in the stately homes of the wealthy aristocracy and ever since has been part of interior design and fashion and always maintained a sense of class and tradition.

The design and style of Chesterfield sofa with its low back and distinctive deep buttoned leather upholstery and low seat base stood the test of time and this piece of classic furniture has become effectively timeless, and has not gone out of fashion in almost 300 years.

Throughout time, the Chesterfield sofa has come to represent different things to different people. From homes living rooms to gentleman’s clubs and from trendy wine bars and hotel lobbies to doctors waiting rooms Chesterfield sofas whether a classic leather chesterfield sofa, or a more contemporary fabric Chesterfield,
provides comfort, quality and durability coupled with style, originality and sophistication.

Apr

22

how to take care of leather


Care and maintenance of leather furniture
Leather furniture in a normal domestic environment requires little maintenance although obviously leather in lighter shades will need more attention. Regular care of leather does ensure its lasting quality and some general rules for regular cleaning and maintenance are as follows: •Clean the leather with a soft damp cloth taking care not to soak the leather

•For more thorough treatment the leather should be cleaned using a light soapy solution applied to the surface of the leather in circular motions until the dirty parts are clean. Repeat this process using clean water only

•After this treatment an approved leather conditioner can be used at intervals of about 3 – 6 months

•Do not use saddle soap, wax polishes or spray polishes

•Do not use any product or any method of cleaning not recommended by the manufacturer

•Do not let belts, buckles, studs and zips come into direct contact with the furniture

•Avoid drying out the leather by taking extra care where there is heating or an open fireplace

Different types of leather will have received different finishes so it is important that the customer always knows which hide has been used
Modern leather has a soft, glove-like feel and will maintain its suppleness. During the first few weeks of use, wrinkles and creases will form naturally. these are normal. They have been designed into the furniture to give a soft inviting look which is an inherent quality of leather upholstery.
These cleaning instructions do NOT apply to suede, nubuck and any other unprotected leathers.

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