A leatherworker's shop(se)

The unsavory scent of tanning dyes and new leather is stronger inside the house, making it almost difficult to breathe. The terrible smell seems to be emanating from the back of the room, where several large tubs are filled with a vile liquid. Closer to the door, a large table is covered with leather scraps of various sizes, left over from many projects. A sign sits upon the table.
The southeast door is closed.
The only obvious exit is southeast.
An oil lamp [lit]
A patient leatherworker minds his craft