Fabrics and Leathers

Classical English Furniture: Fabrics & Leathers

As you would expect from Bevan Funnell, we only use the highest quality fabrics and leathers to upholster our chairs, Chesterfields and suites, and also to skiver desks.

Desk Skivers

Skiver leather inlays are traditionally used for desktops and bureau falls as a practical and attractive alternative to a standard polished surface. Our skivers are made from genuine, hand-dyed sheepskin and offer a versatile leather finish that will last for many years with normal use.

Our collection of gilding tools allows us to create a range of blind, bright or antiqued embossed designs, rendered in gold or silver around the perimeter of each skiver panel. While an ‘antiqued’ finish is most widely chosen, a ‘bright’ finish will give a more contemporary, modern feel. Other pieces, such as our card tables, are often finished with top standard green or brown baize

Leather Upholstery

Bevan Funnell works in partnership with the finest quality leather suppliers for our furniture. As such, we offer a wide range of popular leathers to choose from. Please contact us to discuss your leather options.

Matching Desks and Chairs

Depending on the type of leather chosen, it’s normally possible to match the colour of leather on desks and chairs. If you would like your desk and chair to match, please indicate this when ordering.

Fabric for Upholstery

Our specialist team also partners with several fabric companies who supply top quality products. As a result, we can supply chairs upholstered in any of the fabrics in their collections. Alternatively, you can supply your own material if you would prefer.

Please click on the links to our partner sites to view their fabric ranges:

Using Your Own Fabrics

We’re happy to upholster any of our pieces in your own choice of material. Please speak to the sales team to find out how much fabric you will need. A dining chair, for example, will normally use approximately 0.5 metre for plain fabric.

Once your order is placed, you can send fabrics to the following address:

  • Bevan Funnell Group Ltd Norton Road Newhaven East Sussex BN9 0BZ United Kingdom

Let’s Talk About Your Furniture Requirements

Please email sales@bevan-funnell.co.uk.