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A timeless classic with no definative answer to the question of the origin of the world famous chesterfield sofa, however the following theories seem to be the most popular today:

Chesterfield Sofa Definition: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the use of the word chesterfield was used to describe a couch in the 1900′s.

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Image: Decor Pad/ David Jimenez Room

The Early of Chesterfield:It is believed that Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), commissioned the first leather chesterfield sofa with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base.

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Other rumoured origins of the chesterfield include the use of the term Chesterfield to refer to any sofa, settee or couch by turn of the century Americans and Canadians, and term coined to describe the button and quilting used on this particular sofa design.

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I love the variations of the Chesterfield. From a tailored leather look to a modern velvet piece, the Chesterfield has become a staple! From high end versions in luxurious fabrics and leathers to affordable versions from places like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters it’s easy to find on that fits your budget.

Classic and contemporary, this white leather version is stunning!

These gorgeous turquoise sofas were used on the set of Nip/Tuck

This Metallic version is affordable and very blingy!

Apartment Therapy has a good post on how to clean a Chesterfield! Love the pic!

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This inflatable version makes me laugh, it would be perfect in a media room or kid’s play room!

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1 Comment

  1. I do love the look of them….
    but I would assume cleaning them is a pain!
    Thanks for sharing….love the dog pic!

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