A smooth glossy leather originally prepared from goat or sheepskin. Early glacé kid had a shiny surface that was originally prepared by tawing the skin in a mixture of alum, table salt, flour, and egg yolk. Today, glacé kid is prepared from many types of vegetable or chrome tanned leathers. The smooth polished surface is obtained mechanically by shaving, glazing, ironing, and/or rolling the dry leather.
Synonyms and Related Terms
glace kid (sp); glazed kid; gloving kid; glazed goat; dressed kid; cabritilla glaceada (Esp.); tafilete (Esp.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 433
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Website address 1 Comment: American Leather Chemists Association Glossary at www.leatherchemists.org