This truly unique upholstery material is a hallmark of Jessica Charles seating. We devote many hours hand selecting the finest leathers being produced today. We look for grain consistency, which means the leather will absorb color uniformly when dyed. Our leathers are selected for a natural appearance, with distinctive markings that impart unique character. The natural surface of leather is like a landscape, with varying textures and shadowy furrows. These distinctive features are unique to genuine leather, a product which has been raised rather than engineered. As with all things in nature, no two hides will be exactly alike.


  • A. Cattle ranchers use distinctive brands to identify their steers, these brands are rarely seen on furniture.
  • B. Healed scratches from barbed wire nicks are common markings on an unaltered hide.
  • C. Pore patterns (the hide's grain) distinguish the surface of the unaltered hide.
  • D. Neck and shoulder wrinkles look like furrows.