Vachette leather

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Description

A type of harness leather prepared from vegetable-tanned, smooth-grain cowhide. Thin sheets (1-2 mm) of Vachette leather were used for carriage covers, upholstery and trim, while thicker sheets (2-5 mm) were used for harnesses and bridles (Kuhn 1986).

Synonyms and Related Terms

piel vaqueta (Esp.); vachette (Fr.); vaqueta (Port.)

Additional Information

H. Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986

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