Chesterfield style furniture has a classic look that has never fallen out of style, but in recent years it has made even more of a comeback. People have seen how a distinctive Chesterfield leather couch combines both comfort and good looks in a way that works in any kind of space and any kind of decor, from a formal or Old World living room to a laid back artsy or Bohemian romantic writing studio.

Quality Upholstered Sofas

The two essential features of classic Chesterfield style furniture are deep button tufting on the upholstery which gives a quilted look, and high arms that are the same height as the back. Typically the traditional style has rolled arms too, and often the upholstery is accented with nailhead trim. However, some more modern interpretations will minimize the rolled arms or give them a slimmer, stylized roll rather than the plump roll that we usually see. Other Contemporary or Mid-Century Modern interpretations remove the rolled arm shape completely and replace it with a straight arm.

Chesterfield Upholstery

Often the sofas are upholstered in leather, creating a very traditional look that harks back to its British origins and makes it look perfectly suited to being placed in an old-fashioned gentleman’s library or exclusive country club. However, other upholstery fabrics create a very different mood for this classic sofa. 

Velvet Upholstery

For example, velvet gives a slightly decadent feel that is perfect for seating in a bedroom or other relaxing space. Linen upholstery will create a tailored look that is more formal.

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The sofa is said to be named after the fourth Earl of Chesterfield in England, who commissioned a leather sofa in this style to be made for him in the middle of the 1700s. Rumor has it that he asked a furniture maker to create a piece of seating for him that would let him sit comfortably but upright enough that his clothing would not wrinkle. He was quite a fashionable type so he would care about such details!

The timeless appeal of Chesterfield leather couches means that not only will they always be in style, but when you buy a high-quality couch of this type it will only look better with age. 

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At, we've got the Chesterfield sofas to improve your interior design and enhance your other room furniture. Some of our pieces are button tufted, so if you're looking for a tufted sofa, we've got the pieces for you! Quality leather upholstery on our Chesterfield leather sofas means that the sitting experience is comfortable due to high quality seat cushions. The genuine leather used in the backrest adds additional comfort while lounging. 

If you're in the market for a loveseat, we have the Chesterfield loveseats to enhance your living space. You will notice the upholstery material details, the high level of craftsmanship that must have gone into creating this handmade greatness. Each piece of furniture in this style is excellent, whether you're looking for a classic Chesterfield sofa or a smaller 2 seater sofa, we've got the furniture for you.

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Chesterfield FAQ

01 What makes a good Chesterfield sofa?

It's a historical piece of furniture with as much attention to detail as it does class, and it's stunningly ancient and gracefully robust. A high-quality Chesterfield sofa has a lot of visual appeal.

02 Should I add cushions to my Chesterfield?

While a Chesterfield looks great with or without cushions, it's always a good idea to add them for added emphasis. Cushions are a terrific way to add a splash of color to your living room while also adding interest to your sofa.

03 How do I tell if my Chesterfield sofa is real?

The use of counterfeit leather instead of real leather is one of the most telling signs of a low-quality Chesterfield. Seeing if the hide has any natural blemishes is an excellent predictor of quality; if it does, the odds are that it is genuine and of good quality.

04 What are the characteristics of a Chesterfield sofa?

The seat is slightly lower than most other sofas, and it is usually solely constructed of leather or velvet. Because the material is buttoned, it is tight and firm.

05 Why is it called a Chesterfield sofa?

Although there are no official documentation to back up the story, it is believed that the style was commissioned by Lord Philip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694?1773), who also gave the sofa its name.


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