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    If you can tolerate the price hit for a class 4 leather - this is as good as it gets in luxury hides. Capri (and its cousin Quintessence) continue to define the "Art of Leather". They are simply beautiful and so soft you almost think its velvet. My next piece of H&M that I buy for myself is going to be in one of these fine European leathers. They're wonderful. Look at the crisp tailoring on this sofa - THIS is what makes Hancock and Moore the gold standard in fine, American made leather upholstery.

    We delivered this piece 07/14/12

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    Wow...it's like buttah!

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    Oh, yes, Duane, that’s beautiful. I looked at the Burl Cognac Polished, definitely more of a man cave leather, unless it can be done differently for different pieces. If I were going to use Capri Harness on the pillows and another “tougher” hide on the parts that didn’t touch the body, I think I would use something that looked more “Burnished” than “beat up”.
    Again, unless Burl polished can have different looks. Oh, decisions, decisions! But, I think I’ve made mine. It’s just a long wait till May. May!

    Oh, well, it’s been years, what’s months, right?

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    Capri is worth the wait.

    It comes from a tannery in Germany that primarily supplies hides to Designer handbag makers in Europe. They do not keep the colors in stock at the tannery, so each order is custom-dyed. And because furniture uses large hides that have to be clean, and handbags use small patterns, the tannery prefers to sell to the handbag makers as they don't have to be as selective in pulling leathers as they do for Hancock and Moore (the only furniture company that gets access to Capri). This can mean long lead times, and leathers are shipped by boat, not by air, so there is travel time on the ocean as well.

    Your sectional will take about 1,800 s.f and they only have 500 s.f of Capri Harness in stock at H&M, so it has to be ordered. It will be wonderful when it arrives, however.
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    This picture (no longer on the Hancock and Moore site) but it was their stock photo, has that embossed “gimp” I was talking about. Even though it’s in the photo, I imagine that’s custom. Do you think the bun feet are too? They look awfully nice. I have new wood floors and would put felt under them. You said you thought standard was “block” feet. I’ll have to find them on their site, but I imagine they (literally) have a larger footprint? Like you’ve said elsewhere, they are largely “in the shadows”. Just wondering.

    I know it’s hard to tell from a photo, do you think this is in a Capri or a Burnished leather? I thought maybe you could tell by the way the upholstery lays, or the pillows set on the piece.

    I figure, for this amount of $$$$ I have to LOVE it. I know your job has been harder because I’m largely housebound!

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    Just confirming, these feet are that standard? Is the embossed custom? I’ll post coffee table I think makes sense for this room. I never rally focused on the (I tbink?) beautiful tooled leather around the top of the beveled glass table. It was a table my mom put aside for me. She described it. I said it didn’t sound like “me”. it’s bronze? it is extremely heavy. I’ve grown to love it. The beveled glass work casts prisms on walls at different times of the day, if the sun in that part of the house.

    Right now, it’s in a formal living room, alone, we ditched old junky furniture when we pulled up 30 yr old nasty wall to wall dirty off white carpet. It was covere by beautiful (eclectic) carpets. I’m on a slab, so took time figuring out the floor to put down. Didn’t want cheap laminate. Looked for a year, found some Amish, thick, engineered wood, I love it. Ash.

    Will Try to attach pic the table. The Wrangler, you know, is huge and deep, and table good sizes and square. Think I would have room for one more chair and ottomans that would be probably. Oved aroun, for when peop,e WERE witting up. So, a Burnished leather, I’m thinking that picks up colors of Capri Jarness but has some darker tones like the table night tie it together. Or, leathers just don’t have to match.

    I’m planning to have leather and silk pillow cases with inserts or lumbar area, since it is se deep. Looking for advice on size and shape. I’m thinking generous large rectangles. Couch so much money, hoping I can use some soft red, black leather I have on one side, some Ikat silk on other side. I have some pillows that are velvet in one side and dhjrries on the other, but they are very itchy on the dhurrie side. Of course, velvet could face out if laid on.

    I thought couch is so big, that six matching pillows would not be too many, I ha e enough silk, I think for that. I’d be cutting up garments, to make the leather. I may have enough black and red, which goes well with the fabric and two could have purple suede on one side. Not sure, I’ll have to research how many yards of material for what size/ shape pilllows.

    So, the table: there should be pics of it. I’ll have to post in another place a recliner, that I thought could face this Sectional. The leather is not in the brown at all. I think it’s a good aniline. It’s 33 years old, 35 and doesn’t really have any wear and tear an it. I love that it reclines, rocks and swivels. Ipthe company has been subsumed by another, but I found an article about it,
    Burris, recliners, it was slated and seemed to be in a class with .? Barca’s recliners. They were known for being trimmer, some of the first “wall huggers”, well built internal mechanisms, reclines completely. It feels what I guess a Class 4 or 5 leather would. I looked at a pice in a back skirt and it’s dyed all the way through, not surface painted. It feels like soft gloves. I wish I’d learned about leather and light. It’s never. Even in a very soft spot, but ai think,if I’d put protector on it, it would have stayed more of the periwinkle blue it was. Pi still see it that way, maybe because I’ve always thought of it that way, others see it as a grey blue.

    Anyway, I don’t know if the centuries diffence in style and leather matters. It actually looks more “modern” than transitional, I’ll know when the sectional comes. The current rug I have out there has every dolor in the rainbow in it, but the room is very dark if I keep shades or curtains closed. I. We’d ro trat the wi Dow’s and the leather and get diffent lighting, that room has a,ways felt a bit “close for me. It’s large but has. Eye low ceiling and the wall and ceilings are pine. Subgestiins have been to paint the wood a light color but painting stained wood never appealed to me.

    Well, I’ve prattled on for ages!!
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    I took too long my pictures disappeared, I’ll try again later!

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    Yes, that's the standard foot if shown on the old website photo. Not sure what leather they used on that shot, nothing comes to mind.

    I think you will want to wait for the sectional to get in the room before ordering any other pieces, so you can get a sense of how it fills the space. Things change when you re-set the main piece in a room and I think it good to let the new addition settle in with you a bit before you take the next step.

    Silk as you probably know, deteriorates with use. time and UV exposure. I'd personally not use it as the back of a pillow because the leather will FAR - FAR outlast it on the other side and you will have to remake them due to the silk breakdown. If a short lifespan on the pillows is OK with you, then it's a moot point. I like to use suede on the backside of leather pillows myself. It keeps the pillows from sliding on the leather and will match the front leather for longevity.
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ID:	10609Yes, that makes sense about not getting an ottoman till we’ve lived with the sofa for awhile. Won’t really know how the glass and leather coffee table work with he sectional either, till it’s, here. I could flip the leather I have around and use the suede side for one of the sides of the pillows (I was thinking the back..) the silk I have is pretty thick Thai silk (in the picture with the briefcase in rust colored leather. I was thinking of having pillowcases made with leather or suede on one side and silk “lined” with a stronger cotton duck type of fabric, with the silk over that.

    I’ll see how much leather I have and the colors. They’d all go with the rug. Or most any rug I have. I’d have to see how the leathers look with the Capri Harness leather. If it feels like a neutral “background” or not.

    I have enough of that silk to make 6 or 8 good sized pillows. The leather is black, red, lavender, purple suede..eel skin, grey embossed. I’ve got leather coming out the wazoo!

    Wish I did know a leather quilter!
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ID:	10616Leathers and silk for pillows to go with large Wrangler sectional. Have them made by upholsterer vs H and M

    Also, does the leather of that chair “go with” Capri harness?

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