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History of Chesterfield Sofas | The Chesterfield Company

What makes a sofa a Chesterfield Sofa?

Origin of the Chesterfield Sofa Chesterfield sofas apparently originated in the 1700s when Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned a leather sofa to be made that had a distinctively low seat base and deep buttoning. Since then, a variety of Chesterfield sofa designs have been created, but all have the same distinguishing […]

The Making of a Chesterfield

Here at The Chesterfield Company, every single one of our leather Chesterfield sofas are lovingly handcrafted here at our factory in Manchester using techniques that have been handed down through generations of expert upholstery makers. All our sofas are made to order and you can choose one of our existing designs created by our in-house […]

Chesterfield Sofas – Where It All Began

Where did Chesterfield sofas first appear? Northerners might hope to claim them as hailing from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, but sadly this is not the case. Quite the opposite in fact, as their invention is generally credited to Lord Philip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, not to be confused with the several other Philip Stanhopes […]