It's safe to say that the Chesterfield sofa is the single most iconic sofa design in the world. It's steeped in history dating back 300 years with the first Chesterfield being commissioned by Lord Phillip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. That's pretty much where the *known*history ends.
Why he designed a piece in this style is still a mystery with several theories being touted by furniture historians, our favourite of which is that he wanted a chair to help him sit upright so as not to wrinkle his clothes but adding deep-set buttons to intentionally make the sofa uncomfortable so his guests wouldn't stay too long...
He seems like quite a character this Lord Phillip chap and we are pleased to say that it's only the stunning exterior that has stayed the same in the Chesterfield sofa; the internal workings are now entirely modern with comfort being a leading factor in their current design.
This fine example of a two seater Chesterfield has a frame crafted from mango wood with four hand turned legs finished in a walnut stain. The medium tan leather is utterly classic for the sofa's original design, with simple piping work on the arms and buttons as the finishing touch no Chesterfield would be complete without.
It's elegance, charm, high quality and good taste all rolled into one piece, and we think it's fabulous.
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Within the Chesterfield range are styles available in leather, velvet and tweed.