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Cream Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Thomasville, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Good quality vintage cream leather Chesterfield sofa.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Cream Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Cream Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Cream Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Cream Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 27 in. W 84 in. D 36 in.
Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
English Victorian style camel tufted leather chesterfield sofa with out-scrolled arms on four wooden brown feet. Brass rivets along trim. Solid frame. Aged leather discoloration.
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 29 in. W 84 in. D 35 in.
Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A tufted leather chesterfield sofa upholstered in rich traditional brown leather. A take on the traditional 19th century English design with tufted rolled arms and backrest with spli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 29 in. W 91 in. D 35 in.
Tobacco Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian style tobacco brown tufted leather chesterfield sofa with out-scrolled arms on four wooden brown feet. Brass rivets along trim.
Category

20th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Tobacco Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tobacco Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tobacco Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Tobacco Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 28.8 in. W 91.5 in. D 36.5 in.
Large Custom Cognac Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Large beautiful leather Chesterfield sofa, custom made.
Category

1990s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pair Vintage Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofas
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage tufted leather Chesterfield sofas. The leather is burgundy with solid black wooden bun feet. Has brass tacks to the front of the arms.
Category

Vintage 1960s English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Brass

Victorian 2-Seater Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Victorian 2-seater leather Chesterfield sofa, of typical form with rolled over arms and back, set on turned walnut front legs with the original castors and out-swept back legs, re-...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb brown leather chesterfield sofa of 2m20 long from the 70s Very beautiful leather sofa which rests on a wooden base with a beautiful patina The leather has acquired a patina ...
Category

20th Century British Aesthetic Movement Canapes

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 30.32 in. W 86.62 in. D 38.19 in.
Modern Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Modern leather Chesterfield sofa. A take on the traditional 19th century English design with squared arms and backrest. The arms and backrest tufted with two comfort down seat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Maple

  • Modern Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Modern Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Modern Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Modern Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 32 in. W 90 in. D 40 in.
Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa from Denmark, Circa 1950
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage leather Chesterfield sofa from Denmark, Circa 1950. Original tan leather upholstery with nice wear and patina. Very comfortable.          
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Vintage 1950s European Sofas

Materials

Leather

Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield sofa in good condition with buttoned back and seat with scroll over arms standing on turned feet on castors.
Category

Vintage 1920s European Late Victorian Settees

Materials

Leather

  • Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Victorian Style Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 31.5 in. W 81.5 in. D 37.8 in.
Vintage English Cordovan Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Troy, MI
Found in England, this circa 1920’s cordovan colored leather chesterfield sofa features button tufting on the seat, backrest, and tops of the rolled arms. Front legs are turned wood;...
Category

Early 20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Brass

Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary vintage brown leather chesterfield sofa is crafted out of wood and leather combination in great condition and completely restored by our professional craftsmen team....
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Vintage 1970s European Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 29 in. W 64 in. D 36 in.
Antique Deep Buttoned Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in London, GB
A fantastic vintage deep buttoned leather Chesterfield sofa. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1950-60’s. It is of amazing quality, it’s extremely well built and ...
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Mid-20th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Curved Italian Leather Chesterfield Sofa in Brown
Located in Redding, CT
Curved Italian leather Chesterfield Sofa in brown. Classic design and great vintage condition. Perfect for that Ralph Lauren Barn style decor or classic Library or Man Cave. Variatio...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa From France, Circa 1950
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage red leather chesterfield sofa with buttoned seats and back. Leather with fantastic patina and use. Great vintage condition. We don't have the time to write an extensive...
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Vintage 1950s European Sofas

Materials

Leather

Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Carimate, Como
Leather Italian Chesterfield sofa with three leather pillows.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 37.41 in. W 66.93 in. D 39.38 in.
Pair of Mid 20th Century Leather Chesterfield Sofas
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of mid 20th century leather chesterfield sofas circa 1960. Good quality pair of very comfortable sofas from Sweden. Button back detailing to the back rest with over stuffed a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Edwardian Settees

Materials

Leather

Antique Swedish Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th c. Chesterfield leather sofa. Leather has been reconditioned and frame and springs tightened. Areas of wear and tear on leather.
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Antique Swedish Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Antique Swedish Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Antique Swedish Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Antique Swedish Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 31 in. W 74.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa and Pair of Chesterfield Club Chairs, En
Located in Round Top, TX
To find an original vintage leather Chesterfield sofa in good condition today is a great find on its own, but to get the complete set with pair of club chairs included makes this a t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Sofas

Materials

Leather

English Georgian Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in New York, NY
Vintage English Georgian style red leather camelback Chesterfield sofa with outscrolled arms with brass rivet trim and a red leather seat cushion supported on straight reeded legs co...
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • English Georgian Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • English Georgian Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • English Georgian Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • English Georgian Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 30.5 in. W 72 in. D 34 in.
1970s French Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stunning 1970s French chesterfield in cognac leather with scroll arm. Excellent vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • 1970s French Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • 1970s French Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • 1970s French Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • 1970s French Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 32 in. W 84 in. D 37 in.
Pr. C Shape Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofas
Located in New York, NY
Phenomenal pair of Chesterfield sofas, having fully tufted upholstery, brass stud trim, tied spring construction and down filled seat cushions. Top quality materials, construction, b...
Category

Late 20th Century American American Classical Sofas

Materials

Leather

Dark Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian style dark brown tufted leather seat and back chesterfield sofa with out-scrolled arms and brass nail head trim resting on wooden brown feet.   
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Brass

  • Dark Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Dark Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Dark Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
  • Dark Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
H 28.75 in. W 91.5 in. D 36.5 in.
Stunning Antique Fully Restored Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Walnut
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptionally rare original antique circa 1900 cigar brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in restored condition with feather filled cushions a...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Regency Serpentine Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Regency circa 1810-1820 hand dyed cigar brown leather serpentine fronted Chesterfield club sofa This sofa is as rar...
Category

Antique 1810s English Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Victorian Serpentine Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Victorian hand dyed cigar brown leather serpentine fronted Chesterfield club sofa This sofa is as rare as they come...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Original Vintage Green Leather Chesterfield Sofa Fleming&howland England
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning very rare handmade in England green leather sofa. Where to begin! This suite is absolute eye candy from every angle, it has the original leath...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

1 of 2 Lovely Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Pleated Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 2 stunning rare original vintage Whisky brown leather Chesterfield club sofas in newly restored condition with fully buttoned base This so...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Hand Dyed Fully Restored Whisky Brown Pleated Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rare original vintage Whisky brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in newly restored condition with fully buttoned base This sofa is one of...
Category

Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Fabulous Putty Colored Leather Chesterfield Sofa Mid-century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
This gorgeous putty colored leather European Chesterfield is the perfect blend of traditional style with modern chic. The small proportions keep the heaviness of a full-size Chesterf...
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique three-piece Chesterfield living room set includes a stylish red leather sofa and pair of matching armchairs. Rich patinated leather is complimented by deep tufts, upholst...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
  • Leather Chesterfield Sofa Living Room Suite
H 31.5 in. W 78.25 in. D 27 in.
Fine Antique Victorian Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Oak Lions Hairy Paw Feet
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this circa 1860-1880 fully restored original Swedish aged brown leather Chesterfield fully sprung sofa with hand carved oak Lion's paw feet. Thi...
Category

Antique 1860s English High Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Fine Antique circa 1860 Jas Shoolbred Restored Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield, Jas Shoolbred & Co.
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very fine, fully restored, original circa 1860-1880 James Jas Shoolbred Antique Victorian hand dyed brown leather Chesterfield club sofa A ...
Category

Antique 1860s English High Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

RH-306 Large Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa by Robert Haussmann
By Robert Haussmann, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sofa RH-306/103 by De Sede. The Chesterfield sofa has been the epitome of English furniture culture and style since the mid-17th century – and inspired the designers to create a new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Georgian Style Distressed Leather Chesterfield Sofa, Rolled Arms, Tufted
Located in Stamford, CT
A vintage sofa in the Georgian style having rolled arms and tufted back and sides. This finely shaped sofa has a C drop in the center flowing onto the sides and arms. The whole stand...
Category

Vintage 1960s English Georgian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Iconic Large Three-seater Antique Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa, 1920s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This three-seater Chesterfield leather sofa was produced in England during the 1920s. It is one of the most recognizable pieces of furniture in the world. The sofa's frame is made of...
Category

Vintage 1920s British Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Fine Important Restored Pair of Antique Howard & Sons Leather Chesterfield Sofas
By Howard & Sons Ltd, Howard Chairs Ltd., Howard and Sons
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning exceptionally rare pair of original early Victorian Howard & Son’s Berners street cigar brown leather, fully restored Chesterfield bu...
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Vintage 1940s English Early Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Victorian Georgian Irish Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Lion Hairy Paw Feet
By Georgian House 1
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning Georgian Irish style late Victorian Chesterfield brown leather sofa with hand-carved Lion hairy paw feet I’ve never see...
Category

Antique 19th Century British Georgian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Medium Tetrad Made in England Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Part of Full Suite
By Tetrad
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice two seat Chesterfield brown leather sofa made by Tetrad England which is part of a large suite The sofa has been deep cleaned han...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pair of Off-White Leather Upholstery Tufted Chesterfield Sofas Couches
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of off-white beige tufted leather chesterfield sofas.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Antiqued Chesterfield Leather Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A classic antiqued Chesterfield leather sofa. This beautiful hand-rubbed and antiqued leather chesterfield sofa is beautifully crafted and artistically antiqued to look and feel like...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Antiqued Chesterfield Leather Sofa
  • Antiqued Chesterfield Leather Sofa
  • Antiqued Chesterfield Leather Sofa
  • Antiqued Chesterfield Leather Sofa
H 30 in. W 92 in. D 38 in.
Red Chesterfield Leather Tufted Sofa
Located in Miami, FL
A vintage red leather chesterfield sofa. In very good original condition with that easy on the eye quality that only time and loving care can achieve.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Red Chesterfield Leather Tufted Sofa
  • Red Chesterfield Leather Tufted Sofa
  • Red Chesterfield Leather Tufted Sofa
  • Red Chesterfield Leather Tufted Sofa
H 30 in. W 80 in. D 34 in.
Fully Sprung Thomas Chippendale Restored Aged Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare absolutely stunning, circa 1930s fully restored Chesterfield aged whiskey brown leather gentleman’s club sofa with Thomas Chippendal...
Category

Early 20th Century British Edwardian Settees

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage Midcentury Chesterfield Leather Sofa Dark Green
Located in Madrid, ES
Early to mid-20th century vintage leather Chesterfield sofa, elegant models with button down seating, in dark green leather and round wooden feets.   
Category

Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Leather Chesterfield by Alex Stuart Designs
Located in Fraser, MI
Please message us for a cost effective shipping quote to your location. Button tufted leather Chesterfield Sofa by Alex Stuart Designs.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Sofas

Materials

Leather

Curved Leather Chesterfield, circa Early 20th Century
Located in Napa, CA
Early 20th century leather Chesterfield sofa with curved armrests and a tufted back. Cognac leather and brass nailheads, both with a beautiful patina.  
Category

20th Century Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

20th Century Two-Seat Chesterfield Leather Sofa with Button Down Seat
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lovely late 20th century leather Chesterfield sofa. One of the most elegant models with button down seating, this is a fashionable item of furniture capable of uplifting the interior...
Category

Late 20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Leather

20th Century Chesterfield Three Seater Leather Sofa with Button Down Seats
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A large 20th century leather Chesterfield sofa, this is a fashionable evergreen capable of uplifting the interior space of any contemporary or traditional home, the classic colour co...
Category

20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Leather

Classic Pair of Ralph Lauren Chesterfield Style Brompton Supple Leather Sofas
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Yummy classic pair of Ralph Lauren Brompton style saddle colored supple leather Chesterfield sofas with nail head trim, wooden feet and high end navy twill gray striped very comfy se...
Category

Early 2000s American Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

20th Century English Chesterfield Leather Sofa with Button Down Seats, c.1960
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
This is a superb example of a mid 20th century green leather chesterfield sofa. One of the most elegant models with button down seating, this is a fashionable item of furniture capab...
Category

20th Century British Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa Cognac / brown Leather Mounted with Numerous Buttons
Located in Berlin, DE
This original beautifully preserved Cognac leather three-seat sofa is very masculine. Coil sprung feather filled cushions - Vintage Cognac leather Chesterfield sofa with original coi...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

20th Century Chesterfield Three Seater Leather Sofa, c.1980
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Superb late 20th century leather chesterfield sofa. One of the most elegant models, this fashionable item of furniture is capable of uplifting the interior space of any contemporary ...
Category

20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Leather

Original vintage English Dark Green Chesterfield Leather Windsor 4-Seater Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
This original beautifully preserved dark green leather Large 4-seater sofa is very masculine and big enough for an office. Coil sprung feather filled cushions - Vintage green leather...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Original vintage English Dark Green Chesterfield Leather Thomas Lloyd Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
This original beautifully preserved dark green leather Large 3-seater sofa is very masculine and big enough for an office. Coil sprung feather filled cushions - Vintage green leather...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

20th Century English Chesterfield Leather Sofa with Button Down Seats, c.1970
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Superb mid 20th century leather chesterfield sofa. One of the most elegant models with button down seating, this is a fashionable item of furniture capable of uplifting the interior ...
Category

20th Century British Sofas

Materials

Leather

Nice Small Wide Chesterfield Tan Brown Leather Tufted Sofa with High Back
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this very nice tan brown leather Chesterfield sofa This is a very comfortable and good looking sofa, it has a high back so you can rest your whole back i...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

French Mid Century Chesterfield Sofa in Original Brown Leather
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
The first leather Chesterfield Sofa, with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and lower seat base, was commissioned by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield...
Category

20th Century French Sofas

Materials

Leather

1900s Hand Dyed Whisky Brown Leather Feather Cushions Chesterfield Club Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored circa 1900 hand dyed whiskey brown leather Chesterfield sofa with feather filled cushions This sofa is one of the n...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa Brown Leather High Back Three Seats and Button Tufted
By Chesterfield
Located in Firenze, IT
This English vintage brown leather Chesterfield sofa with button trufted back and arms offers three seats and high back, striking profile thanks to slight winged back, scrolled arms ...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

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Leather Chesterfield Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic leather chesterfield sofa available at 1stDibs. A leather chesterfield sofa — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a leather chesterfield sofa, we have 749 options in-stock, while there are 19 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a leather chesterfield sofa — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A leather chesterfield sofa made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Chesterfield, Centurion and Tetrad each produced at least one beautiful leather chesterfield sofa that is worth considering.

How Much is a Leather Chesterfield Sofa?

A leather chesterfield sofa can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,450, while the lowest priced sells for $10 and the highest can go for as much as $37,000.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.