Leather is extremely durable. if taken care on it can last for up to about 70 years. leather has a grain to it and is also hygroscopic, meaning it will take and release moisture in response to the environment.,
The seat on this sofa were scratched, the color has been worn away and the leather a little dry. however it was no cracked or overly dry and still maintain good strength and flexibility. below you may see a few shots of the leather being treated with nourishing compounds and stained back to a lustrous color.