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What is a Chesterfield sofa and where did it come from?

The classic Chesterfield sofa has been a part of English heritage for hundreds of years.

The Chesterfield sofa was originally named after the 4th Earl of Chesterfield Philip Stanhope and was often found in the stately homes of the wealthy aristocracy during the 18th century.

Its shape and style formed a seat which would allow people to sit upright yet also relax in a comfortable position. Nowadays, the Chesterfield has become synonymous with style and comfort, and it is easy to see why with its pleated leather upholstery and deep buttoned back.

Throughout time, the Chesterfield sofa has come to represent quality and comfort, along with the classic styling and traditional English manufacturing process, it has become a must have style icon.

The Chesterfield became a key piece of furniture during the Victorian era, fast becoming a statement of luxury.

Fast forward to today and you will find the Chesterfield sofa in all areas of our society be it a stately home, executive hotel or traditional English home.

Here at Chesterfields Direct we think that the Chesterfield has become effectively timeless remaining in fashion for almost 300 years. Can any other type of sofa say the same? In fact, it is safe to say that it will be around for a long time to come, furnishing homes with that little bit of extra class and sophistication.

Take a look at our Chesterfield Sofa Range and see if you can create the perfect classic leather Chesterfield sofa, or the more contemporary designs to suite your needs.

From bright White to antique Oxblood we have a colour and style to suite the most discerning customer.

Created On  1 Dec 2012 21:44  -  Permalink


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