The Desk Centre


The Desk Centre, 74-76 Northam Road, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, SO14 0PB

Tel: 023 8022 8939    Fax: 023 8023 1330      Email: [email protected]

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Quality English Made Furniture fot the Home, Study and Office Traditional Study Furniture in Stock

Restoration and Upholstery Services

Workshop Services

Services include, Cabinet repairs and restoration, insurance work, French Polishing, Desk Top Re- leathering, Upholstery Repairs and re-covers

Outside Finishing Work

Flooring, wood panelling, staircases, fitted bookshelves, Bar and Restaurant work

Solid Oak Bar Tops and Shelving. Polished with special hardwearing Bar top lacquer.

Furniture Repairs.  At The Desk Centre we offer a professional restoration service backed by over 40 years experience in the business.. As well as restoring furniture for our own shop, we regularly carry out work for outside customers.

Desktop Re-leathering

If you have and old leather Bureau flap, Writing Table or Desk Top that is damaged or looking tired. Replacing it with a new leather can transform the look of the piece.

We have many years experience in offering this leather top replacement service.


Option 1.  You can drop in your old desk top to our workshop in Southampton or we can arrange to collect from you (a collection charge will be added)

We will then carry out the work, which takes around 2 - 3 weeks. There will be a charge to re move the old leather and prepare the surface which will vary depending on the size, approximately  £30 - £50 + VAT

Then either re collect your top or have us re-deliver.

Option 2.  Mail order. Send us your Leather top sizes ( imperial or metric ) and we will cut the leather to the exact size with the gilding pattern embossed onto it and then post it to you. ( fitting instruction will be supplied )

Choose your leather and colour  

Olive Green




Bottle Green




Skiver Leather.   This is sheep skin leather that is suited to smaller Bureau flaps and desk tops up to 54" x 30" in size.

Cow Hide.   This is a slightly thicker more durable leather and available in larger skin sizes. Suitable for Desk tops up to 72" x 48".

Choose a Gilding pattern.  Four different styles, in Gilt or Blind finish.

Rose Gilt

Acorn Gilt

Snake Gilt

Thin Line Gilt

Rose Blind

Acorn Blind

Snake Blind

Thin Line Blind

Prices plus VAT

Bureau Flap,  30" ( 76 cm ) Wide £30 + VAT

Filing Cabinet top,  21" ( 53 cm )  x 24" ( 61 cm ) £35 + VAT

Desk tops.

48' ( 122 cm ) x 24" ( 61 cm )  £110 + VAT

54" ( 137 cm ) x 30" ( 76 cm ) £155 + VAT

60" ( 152 cm ) x 30" ( 76 cm )  £209 + VAT

60" ( 152 cm ) x 36" ( 91 cm )  £225 + VAT

72" ( 183 cm ) x 36" ( 91 cm ) £325 + VAT

72" ( 183 cm ) x 48" ( 122 cm )  £425 + VAT

Please add  £15 + VAT for postage.

A 1920’s Easy chair. Stripped back to the frame and then re upholstered in a customers chosen Olive Green hide leather.

A large Victorian Mahogany Library table and a set of ten Mahogany Victorian chairs, restored and re upholstered in Wine hide leather for The Classic Prop Hire Company, Southall, London.

We re-leathered this beautiful shaped desk in a school in Hampshire with Tan hide leather.

The desk was made in the 1920’s & was used by General Eisenhower during the second world war as one of his command posts.

We carried out this restoration project on these two french walnut foot stools. The stools were stripped back to the frames & the loose joints re glued up.

Frames were french polished & wax finished, finally re upholstered in Wine hide leather with individual nail studs.

These Court chairs have had there top cover materials removed, re foamed arms & backs. Re polished & upholster in Wine hide leather.

We carried out this project to re polish & upholster 30 of these chairs for the library of The London Mosque & Cultural centre.

We fully restored the boardroom tables & chairs at ‘Smithfields‘ meat market in London.