Welcome to Essex Galleries

We manufacture to your exact specification, top quality, tooled leathers for any size or shape desk top. Desk leathers, Skivers and Hides for all reproduction and antique desks. Easily fitted with wall paper paste or PVA glue, we can supply clear and simple instructions.

All orders dispatched within 3 days.

We have been established as antique desk top leather lining contractors for over 38yrs and are a well known name within the trade. We take pride in the fact that many of our customers have been with us for this length of time. We have built up a large customer base both here in the UK as well as through out Europe and the U.S.A. which enables us to supply top quality tooled desk top leathers known as skivers for only £11.00 per sq ft, desk top hides for £14.40 per sq ft and bookshelf edging also available at £15.00 per mtr. An imitation leather vinyl is also available at £5.50 per sq ft to which we can apply gold tooling. All prices are subject to carriage and vat. We strive to keep our prices lower than our immediate competitors.

 Price Match Offer

If you have a quote from another company cheaper than ours, we will endeavour to beat it.

 Price Example

A Desk leather 40 x 18" with any tooling designs

In skiver £56.00
In hide £72.00

Excluding VAT & Carriage

We use only top quality A grade sheep skins and cow hides which are suitable for all types of desk tops, old and new. We also supply upholstery hides, whole or cut to size. We guild and blind tool them to your requirements, see the range of colours and tooling designs available by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the page. The leathers are easily glued to the desk top using wall paper paste or PVA glue. A paper template is all we require for irregular shapes.

Below is a small sample of the many disinguished customers we have served in recent years:

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S PRICELESS DESK

OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AND BOARD ROOMS

ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE BAR LIBRARIES

TV SERIES DOC MARTIN CONSULTING ROOM DESK

TV SERIES DOWNTON ABBEY BOOKSHELF EDGING

TV SERIES MR SELFRIDGE