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Leather Hippopotamus

Our animals are generally MADE TO ORDER. We hold limited stock. Please allow 5-6 weeks for manufacture to avoid disappointment.

Medium

Hippopotamus

  • Code: AFR/0303
  • Dimentions (mm): 825(L) x 280(W) x 470(H)
  • Weight: Approx 9KG

Our best selling line, the leather hippopotamus footstool, has a wonderful curvy shape and smiley face. Irresistible!

The hippo was first introduced to the range in the early 1970’s. In those days the face was quite angular with sharply defined nostrils.

Leather Hippo circa mid 1970’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Specification

The leather is top grain British sourced cowhide leather tanned specifically for our purposes.

Inside there is a sturdy metal and wooden frame which enables the product to be used as a footstool. It can be used as an OCCASIONAL seat and the frame will withstand average adult weight. BUT please be aware it is not built to furniture standards and is primarily a decorative piece for the home.

Woodwool (made from shredded pine wood) is hand worked around the frame to give the shape of the animal. This is an arduous process and the most time consuming. It takes several years for our staff to be fully trained in the “art” of creating an animal particularly the larger pieces. As no two pieces of leather behave in the same manner and each piece is hand made, no two animals are the same.

Once assembled, the leather is stained to give an “antique” effect in mahogany brown, then waxed and polished to give a luxurious finish. The stain may “bleed” in the early life of the animal as the leather takes time to absorb the stain. Please apply coats of clear wax polish in its early life to help seal in the stain and keep the leather in good condition. Nikwax Waterproofing wax is an excellent product and can be bought on our site under CARE PRODUCTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£490.00
Excluding delivery and VAT

Standard

Hippopotamus

  • Code: AFR/0304
  • Dimentions (mm): 630(L) x 250(W) x 380(H)
  • Weight: Approx 5.5KG

Our leather hippopotamus footstool is very popular with its curvy lines and smiley face. It is a smaller version of our medium sized hippopotamus to provide alternative for a smaller space. But no less loveable!

 

Product Specification

The leather is top grain British sourced cowhide leather tanned specifically for our purposes.

 

Inside there is a sturdy metal and wooden frame which enables the product to be used as a footstool and will withstand average adult weight. We consider this size to be too small for use as an OCCASIONAL seat due to the shorter back length. Please be aware the product is not built to furniture standards and is primarily a decorative piece for the home.

Woodwool (made from shredded pine wood) is hand worked around the frame to give the shape of the animal. This is an arduous process and the most time consuming. It takes several years for our staff to be fully trained in the “art” of creating an animal particularly the larger pieces. As no two pieces of leather behave in the same manner and each piece is hand made, no two animals are the same.

Once assembled, the leather is stained to give an “antique” effect in mahogany brown, then waxed and polished to give a luxurious finish. The stain may “bleed” in the early life of the animal as the leather takes time to absorb the stain. Please apply coats of clear wax polish in its early life to help seal in the stain and keep the leather in good condition. Nikwax Waterproofing wax is an excellent product and can be bought on our site under CARE PRODUCTS.

£354.00
Excluding delivery and VAT

Small

Hippopotamus

  • Code: AFR/0305
  • Dimentions (mm): 525(L) x 180(W) x 275(H)
  • Weight: Approx 4KG

Our small leather hippopotamus is very popular and looks lovely with its mother and father footstools(standard and medium sizes).

Product Specification:

The leather is top grain British sourced cowhide leather tanned specifically for our purposes.

Inside there is a sturdy metal and wooden frame which gives the product weight and substance. This size is too small for use as a footstool but with a weight of approx.3kg can be used as a doorstop. It is primarily designed as decorative piece for the home and one that young children love to play with!

Woodwool (made from shredded pine wood) is hand worked around the frame to give the shape of the animal. This is an arduous process and the most time consuming. It takes several years for our staff to be fully trained in the “art” of creating an animal. As no two pieces of leather behave in the same manner and each piece is hand made, no two animals are the same.

Once assembled, the leather is stained to give an “antique” effect in mahogany brown, then waxed and polished to give a luxurious finish. The stain may “bleed” in the early life of the animal and be susceptible to water damage as the leather takes time to absorb the stain. Please apply coats of clear wax polish in its early life to help seal in the stain and keep the leather in good condition. Nikwax Waterproofing wax is an excellent product and can be bought on our site under CARE PRODUCTS.

 

£230.00
Excluding delivery and VAT

Miniature

Hippopotamus

  • Code: AFR/0306
  • Dimentions (mm): 285(L) x 110(W) x 155(H)
  • Weight: Approx 1.50KG

This miniature sized leather hippo is the baby of the family and makes a smiley desktop accessory.

£144.00
Excluding delivery and VAT