Chesterfield sofa sets is a group of seating furniture originally made in England.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.
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.