Generally, we are able to tell you how we managed to conserve and save the original leather, on our French leather club chairs, but this pair of French club chairs, lost the battle with the house cat. We tried, but in the end, we had to completely gut the chairs down to their bare wooden frames and rebuild the club chairs from scratch. So, in this case, all the leather is brand new and we dyed our own hides, in a warm soft honey color, that we thought would blend into any décor. All the padding is old school horsehair, combined with shredded coco, just like it would have been nearly 100 years ago, when they were new constructed. We stock over 75 club chairs at any one time and as time permits, each one goes through a total restoration or conservation. **Seat height is 17.5"