In 18th century England, your status in society was defined by your family, and your taste. The 4th Earl of Chesterfield was trendsetter during this time, and he took pride in his personal style, as well as the appearance of his home. His legacy is a piece of furniture that has stood the test of time.
Legend has it, that Lord Phillip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned a chair that was not only beautiful, but also set a trend for high class furniture going forward. He envisioned a chair with a low seat, nailhead trim, high rolled arms, and quilted leather with deep buttons. It is believed that on his deathbed, he gifted this chair to a young diplomat who began commissioning chairs in its fashion, thus sparking the trend.
Though there’s no way to confirm the origin story of the Chesterfield style, it has inspired furniture designers for hundreds of years going forward. England Furniture’s Dorchester Abbey Rondell Sofa 2R05 is an ode to this style, with its deep tufted back, antique bronze nails, and large rolled arms which sit at the same level of the backrest. Similar styles include a loveseat, chair and ottoman.
Seat Width 73″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 20″