CHESTERFIELD SOFA HISTORY

There are many opinions on the origin of the word Chesterfield as a description of the item we now know as a Leather Chesterfield Sofa.

Many believe 'Chesterfield' to be an adopted turn of phrase, stemming back to the turn of the century when Chesterfield started to become the word used to describe a sofa in Canada and certain parts of America.

In England, a davenport with arms and back of the same height in buttoned leather may also be referred to as a chesterfield sofa. Another, view is that the fourth earl of Chesterfield - Phillip Stanhope (1694-1773) was honoured by the commissioning of a piece of Fine Furniture (a Leather Chesterfield Sofa).

Many believe the term Chesterfield originally referred to the style of buttoning of the leather, shape of the sofa back, and even the height of the seat.

Many believe the term Chesterfield originally referred to the style of buttoning of the leather, shape of the sofa back, and even the height of the seat.

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