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Chesterfield Armchairs

CHESTERFIELD STYLE

The expansion of the British Empire brought Chesterfield sofas around the world, such as in Canada, where the word “chesterfield” refers to any type of sofa. Antique Chesterfield-style furniture now includes seating in a range of sizes and aesthetics, from velvet love seats and linen-upholstered club chairs to ottomans accompanying classic leather sofas.

Popular lore dates the Chesterfield sofa to Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth earl of Chesterfield. The arbiter of taste and manners in 18th-century England was best known for publishing guides on how to behave in society to attain success. The story goes that he commissioned a sofa in the mid-1700s designed so he could sit on it while not wrinkling his clothes. He later bequeathed it to his godson, and the seating style spread in popularity, eventually becoming an icon of British interior design.

Although this origin is not recorded, it resonates with the iconic sofa’s urbane sophistication. Traditionally made with tall rolled arms the same height as the back, deep buttoning on dark brown leather upholstery, tacked trim and an imposing yet elegant profile, it evokes English estates and the gentlemen’s clubs of London. It became a staple amid the Victorian era’s embrace of comfort. Tartan versions were in Queen Victoria’s drawing room at Balmoral Castle, giving the space a Scottish flair.

Some Chesterfield sofas are slimmed down in shape, others have taller legs for a lighter appearance. And while leather Chesterfield sofas are a more common variant — and can easily elevate a workspace as luxury office furniture — a velvet Chesterfield sofa possesses a singular chameleonic property, softening and emboldening the spaces it inhabits. Whether it’s the focal point of a living room, hotel lobby or trendy restaurant, the Chesterfield remains a status symbol, channeling the sophisticated tastes of its namesake.

Find a collection of antique Chesterfield seating, including sofas, settees, armchairs and lounge chairs, on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chesterfield
Pair, Vintage Red Leather Chesterfield Club Armchairs, Denmark circa 1940-60
Located in Round Top, TX
Handsome pair of red leather Chesterfield style arm chairs with tufted/buttoned back and narrow rolled arms with nailhead trim. Vintage leather reflects years of use including scuffs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

English cowhide chesterfield armchair
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Offered is this charming English cowhide chesterfield armchair, gracefully designed and featuring wonderful colors made in the Victorian style. We're all secretly in love with this ...
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1990s Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

RESTORED CHESTERFIELD TUFTED HAND DYED BROWN LEATHER LIBRARY RECLINER ARMCHAiR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, top to bottom restored, hand dyed deep Cigar brown leather reclining armchair Ple...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Armchair With Footstool Made In Red Leather From 1920s
Located in Lejre, DK
This Chesterfield armchair with matching footstool is a classic representation of timeless elegance and comfort. With black lacquered wooden legs and beautifully upholstered in studd...
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1920s Danish Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Swedish Leather Armchair
Located in London, GB
An absolutely beautiful antique Swedish leather armchair. We have recently imported this from Sweden, it dates from around the 1900-1920 period. The quality is superb and it is very...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hancock & Moore Oxblood Burgundy Leather Chesterfield Tufted Office Chairs Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Hancock & Moore Oxblood Burgundy Leather Chesterfield Button Tufted Office Lounge Chairs - a Pair. Item features brass nailhead trim, solid mahogany wood frame, original labe...
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1980s Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Club Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A fantastic pair of antique Swedish leather club armchairs. They were recently imported from Sweden, they date from around the 1950’s. The quality is outstanding, they are extremely...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Antique English Chesterfield Lounge Chair: Cordovan Red Leather Tufted Design
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dive into the opulence of the early 1900s with our Antique English Chesterfield Lounge Chair, masterfully hand-crafted from high-quality leather and meticulously restored by our team...
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1930s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Quality Burgundy Red Leather Chesterfield Slipper Armchair
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
An early 20th century burgundy red leather chesterfield slipper chair with deep buttoned back and seat with leather arm supports, with solid mahogany frame. The burgundy red leather ...
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Early 20th Century British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Lovely Vintage Oxblood Leather Chesterfield Gentleman's Club Armchairs
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pair of stunning vintage Oxblood leather Chesterfield Club armchairs which are part of a suite These are part of a suite as mentioned A ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

GEORGE SMiTH SOMERVILLE BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAIR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning George Smith cigar brown Somerville occasional Library armchair with Chesterfield tufted back ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

PAIR OF FULLY RESTORED HAND DYED CHESTERFiELD WHISKY BROWN LEATHER ARMCHAIRS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of fully restored Vintage hand dyed Cigar brown leather Art Modern, Chesterfield high back...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Antique English Chesterfield Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our extraordinary antique English Chesterfield lounge chair, expertly restored by our team of professional craftsmen. This stunning armchair, with its frame beautifully c...
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1910s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Metal

GEORGE SMITH CHELSEA BUTTERFLY GREY OATMEAL CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAiR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning George Smith Chelsea greyish purple, oatmeal linen fabric upholstered Butterfly model armchair...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Two Vintage Chesterfield Leather Club Armchairs Feather Cushions
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two pairs of lovely vintage Chesterfield leather club armchairs with down filled feather ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

PAIR OF FULLY RESTORED GEORGE SMiTH BULGARU BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAIRS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of custom made, fully restored, hand dyed cigar brown leather, George Smith Bulgari armch...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair, Vintage Brown Leather Barrel Back Arm Chairs, Denmark circa 1940
Located in Round Top, TX
Pair, brown leather barrel back arm chairs with contrasting black hard wood legs. Upholstered club chairs in button-tufted cognac leather, rolled arms and nailhead trim along sides. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

ViNTAGE THOMAS LLOYD MADE IN ENGLAND BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAIR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this very nice vintage Chesterfield brown leather armchair made by Thomas Lloyd England Please note the de...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Super Comfortable Tetrad Chesterfield Brown Leather Armchair & Matching Ottman
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this super comfortable, Tetrad hand made in England brown leather armchair and ottoman. A very well made, decorative and extremely comfortable a...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

VINTAGE CIRCA 1950's HAND DYED BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD CLUB ARMCHAIR WALNUT
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this vintage circa 1950's Chesterfield club armchair with coil sprung seat platform and hand turned Walnut b...
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1950s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Six Hand Dyed Brown Leather Thomas Chippendale Chesterfield Tub Club Armchairs
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely suite of six, fully restored hand, dyed cigar leather English tub or club armchairs with Thomas Chippendale style floating button Chesterfield seat...
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1920s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Harrods Restored Chesterfield Captains Brown Leather Armchair Claw & Ball Feet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very good looking and well made vintage circa 1960’s Harrods London retail Pegasus leather Chesterfield buttoned office desk chair with elegan...
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1960s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Brown Leather Tufted Chesterfield Wingback Armchair Original, circa 1880
Located in Berlin, DE
We are proud to have this stunning vintage Chesterfield brown leather choir chair for sale. This chair is a real tour de force, it has absolutely everythin...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Mahogany Brown Leather Chesterfield Tufted Captains Directors Armchair
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this lovely original vintage hand dyed Mahogany brown leather Chesterfield tufted directors chair A very good looking well made and comfortable directors chair. Its Chesterfield buttoned both back and base, the seat platform is a traditional sprung base so very comfortable, this is the bosses chair...
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19th Century English Antique Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Tufted Dutch Brown Leather Library Club Armchair with Ottoman
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Chesterfield Dutch hand dyed Cigar Brown leather library reading armchair with ottoman....
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Armchair Leather Brown
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Chesterfield leather armchair in brown. Good condition, normal signs of wear due to age. The frame is made of mahogany wood.
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

The Flying Wing Humidor Chair from our Signature Collection
Located in London, GB
This is our Signature Flying Wing Aviator chair with built-in humidor. Crafted to order. Fully humidified and crafted using a combination of Spanish C...
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2010s British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel

Crocodile Humidor Chair from Our Signature Collection
Located in London, GB
Our crocodile skin humidor chair is a very special piece indeed. We can craft these pieces using various species of crocodile leathers which can be finished either as pre-dyed or hand dyed giving a truly luxurious patina. This particular piece is horse tail...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Crocodile

Original Chesterfield Brown Leather Directors Captains Chair, Brand Wade
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage tufted brown Leather English Chesterfield style barrel back desk chair. Item features rolled arms, nailhead trim, deep button tufts, and a solid wood base on rolling casters....
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage original Chesterfield Oxblood Leather Wingback Armchair and Footstool
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Chesterfield wingback armchair and footstool in Oxblood leather A lovely ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Vintage Captain's Office Chair in Green Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
Stunning original handmade in England hand dyed deep green leather captain's chair, a stunning piece, the frame is solid and beautifully finished mahogany, the leather is English cow...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Fully Restored Vintage Chesterfield Porters Wingback Armchair Brown Leather
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning vintage Porters barrel back armchair in whisky brown leather This chair a real tour de force, is has absolutely everything going ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

20th Century Pair of White Leather Chesterfield Club Armchairs
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A pair of 20th century white leather chesterfield armchairs with a loose cushion, raised on 4 bun feet. A fine example of a pair of good qua...
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Rolled Arm Tufted Red Leather English Chesterfield Club Office Lounge Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very impressive and stately vintage, Chesterfield style armchair. The piece features dramatically rolled arms and wings in the English taste, a nicely sloped Silhouette, red antiqued leather upholstery...
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1950s Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Chesterfield Carved Hardwood & Oxblood Leather Armchairs 2
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer you this stunning pair of Chesterfield carver armchairs in oxblood leather with hand carved frames. The chairs are a lovely find and in original condition throughout, both are buttoned and look glorious from every angle Ideally suited as occasional or luxury office...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

English Georgian Style Brown Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
English George III style wingback armchair finished in brown leather. The wing chair features fully developed wings and is accented by brass tack nail heads on the borders.
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Teak Leather Library Study Desk Chairs in the Manner of Tobia Scarpa
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A pair of stylish Bauhaus influenced Library desk chairs, in the manner of Tobia Scarpa. This unique pair have a wonderful style and colour. Beaut...
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Mid-20th Century British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Pair of Chesterfield Carved Hardwood & Oxblood Leather Armchairs 2
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer you this stunning pair of Chesterfield carver armchairs in oxblood leather with hand carved frames. The chairs are a lovely find and in original condition throughout, both are buttoned and look glorious from every angle Ideally suited as occasional or luxury office...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Georgian Style Rare Original Chesterfield Leather Armchair, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
We are pleased to offer this rare and original Georgian style armchair for sale. A very beautiful collectible and decorative armchair. It is made according to the early Gothic designs which were solid wood, this is a later adaptation in the Georgian style and designed to be used as a relaxing chair...
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1950s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Piero Lissoni "Charlotte Lounge" for Baxter, Brown Leather Finish, Italy 2015
Located in New York, NY
Armchair upholstered in a brown leather, decorative piping in the same shade of leather. Feet in walnut with glossy brass metal castor.
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2010s Italian Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Ten Restored Vintage Chesterfield Hardwood Red Leather Dining Armchairs
Located in Miami, FL
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning set of ten Vintage fully restored Chesterfield aged red leather dining chairs A very good looking and well made suite, the frames are...
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Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Tetrad Made in England Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchair Part of Full Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice Chesterfield brown leather armchair made by Tetrad England which is part of a large suite The armchair has been deep cleaned hand...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Tufted Midcentury Club Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual shape arm chair with tufted inside back and sides. Sharp square lines, wood legs and brass nail trim. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)
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1950s Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Style "Carrosse" Armchair
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Chesterfield style "en carrosse" armchair, in padded leather. The lower part opens with two doors. England around 1950.
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1950s British Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

French Design Velvet and Swivel Large Armchair
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French design velvet and swivel large armchair: elegant and so soft, this armchair is so large that 2 persons can seat on! In excellent state (new items / never used).
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

Lovely Pair Oxblood Red Chesterfield Chairs
Located in Crawley, GB
delight to offer for sale this pair of Antique Vicorian style red leather desk chair on a polished wood frame, in excellent condition & dating f...
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Pair of English Chesterfield Style Armchairs with Lion’s Paw Feet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of English leather tufted Chesterfield style armchairs standing on carved wood Lion Paw Feet. The chairs are upholstered in a beautiful tobacco col...
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1930s English Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chesterfield armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chesterfield armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage armchairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with animal skin, leather and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chesterfield armchairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, United Kingdom, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original armchairs, popular names associated with this style include Chesterfield, George Smith, David Robinson, and Tetrad. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for armchairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $420 and tops out at $50,489 while the average work can sell for $3,028.

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