What is the story behind a Chesterfield
Inspired by the desire to transform and evolve the concept of furniture.
[Origin: 1885–90; named after an Earl of Chesterfield in the 19th century]
Specialty sofa with upright armrests at the same height at the back, usually upholstered in leather and with a rollover outward curve along the top. A Chesterfield sofa was created in the mid-eighteenth century in honor of Philip Dormer Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield. (1694-1773).
It is believed that Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), commissioned the first leather chesterfield settee with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base. Apparently the Earl requested a local craftsman to construct a piece of furniture that would allow a gentleman to sit upright in the utmost of comfort allowing sitting without wrinkling the garment. This was the original purpose of the chesterfield sofa with its characteristic deep buttoned upholstery, rolled arms, equal back and arm height and nail head trim.
A Real chesterfield starts with a good solid kiln dry hard wood frame, done the old fashion way.
Kiln-dried hardwood removes 90-95% of the moisture in the wood, preventing warping, and bowing. The frames are then secured with dowels and then glued and screwed.
Hard wood frame
dry kiln wood, dowel connection, glued and screwed.
Tufting is done with precision at 1" depth, this will secure the longevity of the tufts. Consistency is very important for the overall appearance. No seems are visible in the diamonds. Buttons are secured tightly in the frame.
Deep button diamond tufting
1" deep, tight, consistent.
Final touches like studs or piping are sone at the end to complete your Chesterfield.
This Timeless piece has been around for hundred of year and has been used in any environment or style, commercial, residential, hospitality, bridal.