ABR Quality Charter
Value of quality
• Successive generations of master craftsmen of the workshop were able to transmit know-how which continues to be used in developing the techniques elaborated in the 18th century.
• We use only real gold with a minimum of 22 carat gilding on leather.
• Only the highest quality skins are selected from the most renowned suppliers in hides, each skin is subjected to a rigorous choice: only the finest skins are reserved.
• Each order or study is subject to special attention in order to reproduce precisely the desire of each of our customers and all orders are custom made and with the utmost care.
• My collection of 7,000 tools for gilding leather ( bookbinding tools, wheels, fonts and plates) guarantees a wide choice of styles, from the monastic period to the present day, covering all eras and revealing all their nuances. However it is possible from our workshop, on request, to make custom tools for leather gilding.
Environmental values and sustainable development:
• It is also important to note that all the skins used in the manufacture of our products come from livestock, under no circumstance do we work with skins from the protected species list mentioned in regulation of the European Community, and the Washington Convention of 10 July 1973.
• All our skins are tanned using vegetable dye, also called natural tanning for a minimum impact on the environment, and so in respect of ecology that meet sustainability criteria.
Our choice of materials, workmanship and quality of interprofessional relationships comply in full respect of professional
FAQ : For Leather Furniture
How to choose the type of leather for modern furniture? We offer a wide range of leather furnishings, such as long-grain leather, embossed, woven, patterned, special effects, with or without patina, but also skin types, such as goat, sheep, calf, cow, vellum, parchment, ostrich, dogfish or ray ...
How to choose the type of leather for antique furniture? We offer many solutions for leather furnishing, such as long-grain leathers, grief, morocco, patinas, but also which types of leather would be appropriate for the furniture using goat, sheep, calf, vellum , parchment, ray or dogfish ...
How to choose the style of my leather furniture? If you cannot decide on the style you would wish for your Desk please send us a photograph by email, we will be able to advise you on the type and finish of the choice of leather. Our two catalogues, "Bettenfeld-Rosenblum (Box 1 or Box No. 2) and “Le Grand Luxe” (Prestige Box), will be at your disposal to make your choice.
Choosing the style of gilding for my desk? Depending on your style choose from our catalogues Bettenfeld-Rosenblum (Box 1 or Box No. 2) or in our “Grand Luxe” catalogue (Personalised Gilding).
How to choose the colour of the leather for my desk? Depending on your taste and style of furniture choose from our two catalogues, "Bettenfeld-Rosenblum (Box 1 or Box No. 2) and “Le Grand Luxe” (Prestige Box).
How to choose an aging patina for my leather? According to your taste, you will find three different types of patinas (mild, medium and high) to choose from in our catalogues, "Bettenfeld-Rosenblum (Box 1 or Box No. 2) and “Le Grand Luxe” (Prestige Box).
FAQ - 2
What are the techniques of gilding motifs on leather comprised of?
Leather desk gilding is comprised of gilded patterns/motifs known as heel to cold (an edging linear motif without gold), gold heel (end motif is located between the heel to cold motif and roulette motif), roulette gold (Gold motifs are situated after the gold heel motif), unique gold angle (unique gold motif located on each corner) angle composition (composition of several gold motifs at the edge of each corner) and center (composition of several gold motifs placed in the center). The compositions of angles and centres are only available in the Prestige Box. These custom creations require a preliminary study. We offer three kits for leather furnishings to be discovered in our catalogues.
• For circumstances where the desk top or desk cannot be transported to our workshop:
How do I measure the leather on my desk? You have two options:
1.Verify that your desk does have right angles, then just give us the dimensions (lengths and widths).
2. If your desk does not have right angles, then you only need to make a template using a sheet of paper i.e. Kraft paper. Apply the sheet of paper on the desk, then trace the contour of the leather on your desk with a pen, marker or a blunt tool with a round point (be sure to correctly position your pen at the point where the leather meets the wood).
How can I have my leather delivered? We deliver the leather internationally and in France by post or by carriers (Ups, FedEx Chronopost ... etc.). Your leather can also be collected directly from our shop or from our official agents based locally in Europe, the United States and Canada, Australia and Asia. (For International destinations: Only after choosing the method of delivery can it be collected from our agent’s address).
How do I place my leather on my desk after delivery? All our leathers for furnishing are shipped with full instructions in the language of your choice. The instructions will explain how to pose your leather and how to maintain it. You can also find a list products to use. Our cleaning products and adhesives for leather are also available in our catalogues. You can also request the services of expert cabinetmaker's nearest to you indicated by us or by our agent.
FAQ : Other Questions
What kind of objects can you do? We create unique items for you according to your desires but also any piece of furniture, desks, chairs, secretaries, cabinets, screens, box makers, binders, writing pads, wastebaskets, humidors, lamps, chests, Tapes , boxes and cases, sheaths and scabbards of swords, fake book spines for libraries ... We produce for you all reproductions of leather goods also.
What type of objects do you restore? We restore all leather items or containing leather of all ages (from antiquity to the present).
How do I restore an item at your workshop? Several options are available to you, every one of our restorations are subject to a thorough study to ensure the restoration offers the highest quality and respect for your object. You can transport your item to our workshop, in some cases we can come to your address, as can our international agents. (Caution see our list of our agents addresses). If you are in another country, or you are in France but you can not travel to our shop or to one of our agents: Take several photographs of your item and send it back by email. We provide also provide a safe delivery of your item to our workshop and return to you under the same conditions of security.
What kind of advice, studies and prototyping can you do? We perform consulting, studies and prototyping in all areas of the leather casing and leather techniques for individuals and professionals. If you are an individual who seeks to achieve an object of your dreams, an interior design or a furnishing project with a leather theme, contact us. Or if you are a professional who wishes to make your own objects, interior decorations, a furnishing unique project, for a developing industrial and semi-industrial market on the theme of leather, contact us.
What are the other services you offer? If you are an individual or professional who wishes to have engraved your own initials, numbers, armor, logos, emblems, signatures…. on gilding irons. We have for you a talented and highly skilled engraver who can make your gilding irons, plates or rollers. We also develop products for corporations, companies, directors, gifts for your clients, we can design the logo, acronym and emblem of your business.
FAQ : Commercial
I do not live in France, how can I order? Just contact our nearest agent. You can find his details in the list on our contact page.
What are your terms and delivery times?
• For leather furnishings:
Shipments in mainland France of leather furnishings are made uniquely by Colissimo, which include a security package ensuring a trouble-free delivery. Shipments to other countries are made with International Priority for leather furnishings, including a security package for a trouble-free delivery. We can also, following your choice, use other delivery services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx ... etc
• For creations, reproductions or restorations:
For reproductions or creations of objects and for restored objects we only ship with delivery companies that you have chosen such as Chronopost, FedEx, UPS, DHL ...
• Warning: depending on the value of your item shipping will only be done by a specialized secure and official carrier of works of art, for national and international destinations, with the exception of deliveries by hand. We also arrange for delivery to our shop to restore your items both nationally and internationally under the same conditions as the shipments to you.
Delivery in France takes three days, for Europe it can go up to 7 days and outside Europe up to a month depending on the destination. We point out that all of our shipments are traceable and that we strive for the shortest time possible.
FAQ : Commercial
How can I pay for my order? Your orders can be paid by cheque, bank transfer, international bank transfer, in cash and payment upon delivery of your order. We also offer special facilities for payment by cheque in three deposits free of charge. For professionals we accept payments within 30 days and governments and institutions within 90 days. For other payment methods please feel free to contact us.
How can I get my order delivered? According to the customer’s requirements deliveries will be honored by secure transport to the destination indicated or to the local agent. He can also retrieve his order directly from our workshop or from the local agent, please see our contact page on our website. Our workshop is officially represented in Europe, the United States and Canada, Australia and Asia.
How to order? You can order directly at our shop or from our agent but also by phone, fax, email or mail, see our contact page on our website.
Where can I get your prices? You can get them by request at our workshop or by phone, from our agent, fax, email or on the download page of our website.
How do I contact you? You can contact us in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanses, phone, fax, email or mail, please visit the contact page of our website.
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