Genuine leather will vary slightly in color shade and tone. The photography here may or may not be the exact color as shown. This is not to be considered a defect but a true hallmark of genuine leather quality.
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The wooden frame on this collection is composed of beech wood and ash. These woods are selected at source and seasoned for a minimum of 2 years to ensure long term durability. All of the corners and load bearing areas of our frames are additionally secured with heavy duty corner blocks to add to the strength and durability of the frame. Upon completion of the construction of the frame, we encase the entire structure. This process ensures the strength and integrity of the frame. We the put one inch of foam around the frame before upholstery so that when you touch the sides and backs you notice a firm/soft sensation not four inches of play between the leather and frame as you would find with most of our competitors.
We incorporate in our suspension unit; heavy duty nine gauge sinuous spring steel. These “S: shaped steel springs are fastened to the top of the front rail and run from the front to the back of the piece two inches apart. These springs are attached to the frame using heavy duty clips. Two firm rods are used to hold the springs in place which offers additional durability to the sitting area, both on the front and the back of each individual seat. We also attach a canvas barrier between the foam and the steel springs. This does not allow the foam to wear. We use five steel springs per seat to ensure the strength, comfort and durability of the foam cushion core. In addition: we use two solid wooden stretchers that run front to back to stabilize and strengthen the frame against the tension of the steel sinuous springs. This adds to the strength of the frame itself.
Leather – 318 Arabica (Antiqued & Distressed)
The 100% genuine Italian leather on this collection is semi aniline. This means that the leather is colored thru and thru and does possess a light protective coat of polyurethane on the surface of the leather. This gives the consumer versatility in wear and use; most common household stains can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap if addressed within minutes of the spill, spot or stain. You will notice the very distinctive color variation and grain variations within each piece. These variations are uniquely different and are considered to be a hallmark of high quality genuine Italian leather. This leather has more distinctive attributes than any of our other leather offerings. You will notice the Old World character immediately as well as the gorgeous antiqued and distressed look and feel of this outstanding leather.
Cushions & Seating:
The LOOSE seat cushions are composed of polyurethane foam cores with a high quality Dacron topper for comfort. We also incorporate a layer of DOWN BLEND material in every seat cushion. You will find the density of the seat cushions will vary from 2.0 to 2.3. This is a unit of measurement of the number of porous holes in the cushion. The standard quality in our industry would be 1.8. The back cushions are FIXED and are composed of DACRON fiber, which is blown by computer into vertically and horizontally channeled bags. This ensures that the proper amount of Dacron is blown in the same every time. You will also find that each seat cushion also comes complete with a POCKET COIL system that will give each individual seat cushion many years of durability and performance.
Sales Features and Benefits of the Ashton Group:
The Mason collection will immediately take your breath away with it’s OLD WORLD character and charm. You will love the RUSTIC nail head trim, which is precisely placed individually by hand by a very talented Italian craftsman on he front of each arm, back panel as well as the front rail. The SOLID WOODEN FEET are also beautifully finished and the RECESSED front arm panels are also a very attractive style feature.