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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chesterfield Sofas

Hayden sofa by RL Home
Chesterfield sofa is a beautiful piece of furniture. It is a deep, low rolled back, tufted/buttoned sofa with arms and back of the same height. All these characteristics give it a very masculine look.

Named after 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip D. Stanhope. It is said the Earl asked his furniture maker to make a sofa for him in which a gentleman could sit upright but comfortably. The result was Chesterfield sofa. 

These sofas and chairs feel equally elegant in any room, and give a formality to the space they are in. 

Phillip Stanhope 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Chesterfield Sofa c. 1920

Brown leather antique Chesterfield
Antique English Chesterfield Sofa c. 1890
Pottery Barn Chesterfield Sofa
Antique Chesterfield Settee 
Ralph Lauren Safari Sofa

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa in green velvet
Chesterfield Club Chair c. 1920
English Chesterfield Club Chair

Chesterfield Club Chair 
Chesterfield chair by Pottery Barn

Picture credits: 1stdibs, google etc.


  1. Hello:
    We do like Chesterfields, especially when in antique leather. They seem to us to give a rather 'gentleman's club' look to any room in which they are placed and only get better when worn with age.

  2. It is so good to hear from you, though I knew you were traveling but for selfish reasons missed you.

    Of course leather Chesterfields look so great with the patina of age, I think it goes for everything and us humans too.

  3. Great pictures! We have a burgundy leather chesterfield and just love it. The William Blake one is particularly nice.

    Another super thing about them: so comfortable to lean back or sit in the corner and put your elbows up. Best design ever.

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  9. It's a decent couch, larger than I had thought, and a nice last-ditch option for a bed when a bunch of people are staying over. The air doesn't stay in that well, and it expands over time. It's cheap and inflatable, but it is actually better than I had expected. I'd suggest buying some cheap throw blankets to cover it, the seams tend to be very scratchy. An extra ten bucks spent to cover it and it's almost not trashy.

  10. I purchased this small sofa for a small entertainment area. Loved that you can change it from right to left facing chaise but it doesn't work like I thought it would. I have seen sofas that are easily changed simply by moving the cushion and an ottoman under it. This sofa, however would need to be taken apart and put back together in order for it to be moved from right to left facing and vice-versa. I purchased the saddle color and it is pretty true to the color I had in mind after looking at the picture. The cushions are VERY firm...we haven't had it long to know if it softens up or not, but it is still ok when it comes to comfort. It won't be a sofa that you sink into and feel ultra comfortable, but it is not uncomfortable either. The price was good, delivery was on time. The delivery guy was patient to wait until items were inspected for damage, as I was told to do at the time of delivery. I am a female who enjoys putting things together and I was able to assemble it with little problems. The pieces were not too heavy for me to lift alone. There are only pictures, no written instructions but it is not too difficult to do. With a little trial and error I was able to complete the assembly in probably less than an hour. It is always difficult to buy furniture online, but with the price, size, color etc available with this sofa, I had to try it.

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