Chesterfield sofa sets is a group of seating furniture originally made in England.
This furniture goes back to the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope. Around 1770, he commissioned the well-known English furniture maker Robert Adam to design a sofa that would allow for an upright seat and yet provide the greatest comfort.
In them, the leather is folded in a characteristically woven diamond pattern and then fastened to the frame with leather buttons.
Two- and three-person sofas and armchairs are common. Récamières are uncommon.
Chesterfield furniture originated in England and was made by hand. First, a wooden frame is built, traditionally from beech wood. The seat is sprung, then the shape of the sofa is upholstered. The leather is applied to the upholstery, placed in the classic Chesterfield folds and then capitulated with symmetrically arranged leather buttons.
The term Chesterfield described any type of sofa in the United Kingdom in the 1900s; today it describes the typical, characteristic style of furniture. Chesterfield is neither a protected term nor a specific manufacturer, nor is it a protected manufacturing process.