Chesterfield Sofas

Chesterfield Sofas

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A history

Chesterfield Sofas

Chesterfield sofas, handmade in England by second generation sofa makers. Their focus is to create a Chesterfield sofa to stand the test of time. Hence, the sofas have 10 year guarantees.

The Chesterfield sofa first appeared in the mid 18th century. Interestingly, nobody knows who invented it. Lord Philip Stanhope is often credited as the inventor. He lived Between 1694-1773 and was the 4th Earl Of Chesterfield.

For years people sat on uncomfortable benches. Hence, the lord wanted a more comfortable seat. In addition to comfort he wanted a seat that would not cause a gentleman’s clothes to crease.

There are 3 design features of Chesterfield sofas. Firstly, arms and backs that have equal height. Secondly, scrolled arms. Finally, deep button tufting. Deep button tufting was introduced in the late 19th century. Which means it’s unlikely that Phillip Stanhope invented the Chesterfield sofa as it is known today.

Luxury Chesterfield Sofas

Rich and famous people have bought Chesterfield furniture for centuries. For the past 3 hundred years the Chesterfield sofa has been a status symbol.

In fact Queen Victoria owned a pair of Chesterfield sofas. She owned a 3 seat and 2 seat Chesterfield sofa. An interior sketch of Balmoral by James Roberts clearly shows a 2 chairs in the definitive Chesterfield shape (Source: Royal Trust Collection Website)

Undoubtedly Chesterfields were Luxury sofas. Like the Chesterfield sofas produced by us today.

Unlike many years ago when a velvet Chesterfield or leather Chesterfield were the only options, things have evolved. Whilst the upholsterers do make velvet and leather Chesterfields they also make patchwork and Crushed velvet Chesterfield´s too.

For more than 30 years the upholstery team has made Chesterfield furniture. Therefore they can make a Chesterfield´s in most sizes. Here is a 7 seat Chesterfield made for Kyla.

Equally, a leather Chesterfield set made for Tahir. Or the 12 seat vinyl Chesterfield made for Steve.