How this iconic style of furniture became known as Chesterfield isn't really clear. It might have been christened when a piece was ordered to honour the fourth Earl of Chesterfield in the 18th century. It could simply be a term casually coined to describe its buttoned style and distinctive shape. However it was named, Chesterfield is now an instantly recognisable descriptor for these iconic, and often treasured, pieces of furniture.
You'll find many examples of chairs, suites, and footstools all displaying the classic style, usually in deep and darker colours such as wine, olive green, and oxblood. The characterful chairs themselves offer a range of options for different uses. You might prefer a captain's or executive chair for your office, or a highback, wingback, or even a rocking chair for your home.
Complete Chesterfield suites or individual sofas continue to use the same styles and colours. You can choose from two or three seaters to suit your location or the available space. Options range from the brand new to the truly antique. There are occasional variations on the traditional colours 'ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ perhaps you'll find a light diamante, purple or silver crushed velvet, or even a Levi's blue option!
When extra company might come calling, you could choose a sofa bed, where traditional style meets instant practicality. Another option you can add is a stylish and comfortable Chesterfield footstool. These range from larger sizes, capable of seating a couple of kids, to hide leather, coffee table pouffe, ottoman, and other options 'ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ either as a stand-alone piece or to complete a suite combination.
For elsewhere in your home, beds with distinctive Chesterfield-style headboards are also available. These instantly recognisable and always elegant Chesterfield furniture pieces will add a measure of individual style to any room of your home.