With its distinctive deep buttoned upholstery, rolled back and low seat base – the Chesterfield sofa is a historic symbol of traditional British design and craftsmanship.
A brief history of the Chesterfield sofa
Legend has it, that Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), commissioned the original leather chesterfield sofa. Apparently, the Earl employed a local craftsman to construct a piece of furniture that would allow a gentleman to sit upright in supreme comfort without wrinkling their garment. The end result of this commission was the forerunner of the Chesterfield sofa.
Choosing a Chesterfield Sofa for your Home
Adding an iconic piece of Chesterfield design into your home can really make a statement that will always be stylish and a great furniture investment, here’s how to choose the Chesterfield style that’s right for you:
Traditional and Timeless
From left to right: Saxby 3 seater sofa
A well-placed chair can really change the personality of a room and the Bamburgh Wing Chair is the perfect example of that. The Bamburgh has been meticulously made, featuring a durable, hardwood frame and a semi aniline leather finish. The Saxby sofa is expertly crafted from the finest materials including Harris Tweed. With attractive hand tacked studding and piped detailing, to enhance design and longevity – the Saxby is handmade to last a lifetime. Transform your living space with the Dunster. Upholstered in an opulent velvet fabric and with luxurious deep buttoning, the Dunster is a contemporary take on a classic design.
Chesterfield with a Twist
From left to right: Crescendo 3 seater sofa
The Crescendo 3 Seater Sofa is a modern twist on a mid-century vintage classic. With resilient foam fillings and a comfy fully sprung seat platform, the Crescendo boasts supreme comfort. If you’re wanting something simple but trendy, the Linum Corner group is perfect. Featuring a combination of leather and fabric upholstery, this Scandi-style sofa will bring a touch of elegance into your home, with Chesterfield design elements carried through in the quilted detailing.
From left to right: Corsham Chair
A sofa should be two things; stylish and snug, and Parker Knoll’s sofas are testament to this. With a reputation for designing and developing the best of British sofas and chairs of the highest possible quality – Parker Knoll’s Chesterfield chairs are a true investment.
Corsham is a sophisticated accent chair. As well as having a generous high back, the Corsham has stylish deep buttoning and self-piped detail – a great pick if you want to add some luxury to your living room or bedroom. Fortunately, making a statement doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. The Wycombe features premium comfort foam seats plus complimentary plump feather-filled cushions. The Edward is the perfect accompaniment to any living space. Whether you’re in the mood for fireside relaxation or snuggling up with your favourite book, this classic button-back chair will ensure your evenings are always cosy.
From traditional to contemporary styles, Chesterfield furniture is incredibly versatile and can be used in just about any type of decoration or design. Very much like a fine wine, a Chesterfield sofa gets better with age. So, whilst the rest of your interior may need updating every few years – a Chesterfield will simply go from strength to strength.
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