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What is Shagreen?
Those living in the Regency would have been all too familiar with the material shagreen. To the French, it was ‘chagrin’ and the term essentially referred to an opulent natural material for wrapping upholstery and furniture, but not just any material, it was leather made from the skin of sharks or stingrays! We're now seeing a surge in this appearance once more and thanks to technological advancements and exquisite craftsmanship, we’re able to supply the faux shagreen furniture you see below. The classic stonewashed appearance with incredibly detailed spotting is still clear to see, whilst the textured print finish is placed behind glass for added splendour.
Veneto Dark Grey Shagreen Collection