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Chesterfield Sofas

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
Beautiful Mid-C Leather Chesterfield Sofa in Hand Dyed Golden Tans
Located in London, GB
As a LAPADA dealer I always have a large stock of Chesterfield sofas and chairs ranging from early 19thC through to present day. We also craft our own Signature Collection in-house. ...
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Mid-20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Fully Restored 19thC Chesterfield Sofa in Hand Dyed Leathers
Located in London, GB
As a LAPADA dealer and furniture maker, I always have a large stock of Chesterfield sofas and chairs ranging from early 19thC through to present day. We also craft our own Signature ...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Stunning Vintage English Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa fully tufted
Located in Berlin, DE
2-seat chesterfield sofa with button tufted detail. Exceptional quality. Double hand-stitching, and applied brass nailhead trim details. The ebonized composite orb feet have been lef...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

English Chesterfield Cardovian Oxblood Tufted Leather Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic English Chesterfield sofa or settee featuring an oxblood or cordovan leather. The frame is crafter with large English scrolled arms, having a tufted leather seat, arms, and...
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1960s English Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Brass

Modern Chesterfield Uk Armchair in Green Velvet and Polished Brass Footer
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The UK sofa was inspired by the famous Chesterfield sofa. It is said that these sofas, leather settees with a distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chesterfield Sofas

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Brass, Metal

Modern UK Sofa in Blue Teal Velvet and Golden Details, Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The UK sofa was inspired by the famous Chesterfield sofa. It is said that these sofas, leather settees with a distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chesterfield Sofas

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Metal, Brass

Original Chesterfield Vintage Brown Three Seat Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning rare handmade in England brown leather three-seat, Sofa. Where to begin! This sofa is absolute eye candy from every angle, it has the original...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Exceptional MidC Chesterfield Suite in Original Hand Dyed Leathers
Located in London, GB
As a LAPADA dealer and furniture maker, I have many many pieces in stock and extensive resources. This particular set is a very very beautiful collection of pieces. The hand dy...
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Mid-20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Very Good Midc Leather Chesterfield Suite in Hand Dyed Leathers
Located in London, GB
As a LAPADA dealer and furniture maker, I have many many pieces in stock and extensive resources. This particular set is a very very beautiful collection of pieces. The hand dy...
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Mid-20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Lovely Vintage Chesterfield Brown Leather Look Chaise Lounge Daybed Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely brown leather Chesterfield chaise lounge daybed. A very good looking well made and exceptionally comfortable piece. Its made of a...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

19thC Howard & Sons Chesterfield Sofa in Hand Dyed Leathers - Colour to Select
Located in London, GB
As a LAPADA dealer and furniture maker, I always have a very good selection of pieces in stock with a wide range of price points. Original Howard & Sons 19thC Chesterfield sofa that...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Sofa / Couch Chesterfield Luxury Baroque Style Design Velvet Red Alcantara Look
Located in Berlin, DE
Exclusive Chesterfield sofa with ottoman in beautiful velvet / alkantara look.  
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Velvet

Vintage Style Classic Chesterfield Sofa - Vienna Brown Leather
Located in Westwood, NJ
A vintage style classic Chesterfield sofa in Vienna brown leather. This traditional English- style sofa features a button-tufted interior, roll-over arms, nailhead trim accents and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Chesterfield Leather Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary vintage green leather tufted chesterfield sofa in great condition the frame is crafted out of solid wood and has been completely restored by our professional in-hous...
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1970s European Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Brass, Metal

Vintage oxblood Red Chesterfield Corner Couch or Seven Seater Sofa / Set
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Chesterfield corner couch made of real thick leather in beautiful Vintage Oxblood read. The sofa can also be put as a seven seater Sofa good condition and with a beautiful patina.
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W83 D39 H27 SW55 SD24 SH12.5 AH25.5 Vintage leather chesterfield sofa on decorative wooden legs and small caster on back side. Item has original made in England casters on rear an...
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1990s Chesterfield Sofas

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Faux Leather

Georgian Oxblood Leather Chesterfield Sofa, Settee Faux Bamboo Front, Tufted
Located in Stamford, CT
Georgian English oxblood red leather chesterfield sofa, faux bamboo front, tufted. An English three seater Chesterfield sofa upholstered in oxblood red leather. Diamond tufted on th...
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1960s English Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Original Chesterfield Vintage Brown Chesterfield Two-Seater Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning rare handmade in England brown leather two-seat Sofa. Where to begin! This sofa is absolute eye candy from every angle, it has the original le...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Pasargad Home Vicenza Collection Tufted Velvet Upholstered Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
Our new Vicenza sofa offers a transitional twist on a classic silhouette. Composed of rich velvet, this sofa has a comfortable seat, padded with high density foam and a modern tufted...
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2010s Chinese Chesterfield Sofas

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Velvet

Original Vintage Chesterfield Sofa Faded Brown from around 1978 High Quality
Located in Berlin, DE
Original old chesterfield sofa, quilted seat and back strong leather. This unique sofa was bought in an antique shop around 1978, real leather with original invoice. Color is faded B...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

English Chesterfield Sofa Restored Internally Maintains Mostly Original Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Old Chesterfield leather sofa that Old Plank recently imported from Ireland. Upon this old Chesterfield sofa’s arrival, it was immediately placed in a queue along with a few other le...
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1940s English Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Bronze

Pair of Harrods London Restored Bordeaux Brown Leather Chesterfield Tufted Sofas
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning pair of Vintage Harrods London Pegasus Bordeaux brown leather Chesterfield tufted sofas A very good looking well made ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

English Chesterfield Leather Sofa Lion Paw Feet Properly and Thoroughly Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage English Chesterfield sofa that we recently imported from Ireland and promptly handed over to our inhouse Old Plank upholstery department for a proper and thorough restoration...
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1930s English Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Brass

Antique Deep Buttoned Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in London, GB
A magnificent antique deep buttoned leather Chesterfield sofa of the highest order. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1930’s. The quality is outstanding, this is ...
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Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Stunning Vintage English Red Leather Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
3-seat chesterfield sofa with button tufted detail, circa 1970. Exceptional quality. Double hand-stitching, and applied brass nailhead trim details. The ebonized composite orb feet h...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Rare and Unusual Vintage Chesterfield Sofa in Cow Pattern Leather and Wood Frame
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delight to be able to offer you this extraordinary and unique Chesterfield 2-seater sofa. The rare cow-like leather pattern is an eye-catcher and cannot be found again in thi...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Long Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long chesterfield sofa in blue fabric with tufted seating. Beautiful soft blue coloring adds a pop to this classic style. Please confirm location.
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Mid-20th Century Chesterfield Sofas

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Fabric

Rare Vintage green brown Chesterfield Corner Couch Made of Real Thick Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Chesterfield corner couch made of real thick leather. good condition and with a beautiful dark green patina. Measurements: 250cm x 250cm Height 72cm Seat height 40cm.
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

One Pair English Style Leather Chesterfield, Great Color with a Hand Applied Pat
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair English style leather Chesterfield, great color with a hand applied patina. Old world look with new construction From the Thomas Jolly Antiques collection. Priced per sofa.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Hardwood

One Pair English Style Leather Chesterfield, Great Color with a Hand Applied Pat
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair English style leather chesterfield, great color with a hand applied patina. Old world look with contemporary construction. We also have a pair in a lighter tobacco patina. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful leather sofa with tufted back and nail head trim. Great for home or bar use with a classic chesterfield style. Please confirm location.  
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Mid-20th Century Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

20th Century Vintage Brown Leather 2 Seater Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A 20th century large two seater vintage brown leather chesterfield with two large loose cushions, raised on 4 bun feet. A fine example of a good quality comfortable chesterfield. Ver...
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Pair of Vanity Fair Leather Sofa by Poltrona Frau, Italy, 1980s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of leather sofa couch iconic model vanity fair by Renzo Frau for Poltrona Frau. Reinterpretation of a classical club Chesterfield with this particular high back. As a small sofa...
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1980s Italian Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Wood

20th Century Vintage High Quality Beige Leather 2 Seater Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A late 20th century large two seater superb quality beige soft leather chesterfield with two large loose feathered cushions, raised on 4 leather square feet. A fine example of a good...
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1960s European Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Original Green Chesterfield Set Kent Modell Three and Two Seater and Armchair
Located in Berlin, DE
Original Green Chesterfield set Kent model. Over the years the Set has gotten a bit more character. We have treated the exterior with leather grease thoroughly inside. We also checke...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Double Sided Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
This leather sofa is upholstered in our high-grade Newport Toffee leather. With tightly tufted backrests and seat cushions with high-density foam, with natural finish brass nailhead ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Lovely original vintage Chesterfield Red Leather Chaise Lounge Daybed Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely tufted hand dyed Red leather Chesterfield chaise lounge daybed A very good looking well made and exceptionally comfortable piece. Th...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Rare and Unusual Vintage Chesterfield Sofa in Cow Pattern Leather and Wood Frame
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delight to be able to offer you this extraordinary and unique Chesterfield 3-seater sofa. The rare cow-like leather pattern is an eye-catcher and cannot be found again in thi...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

1960 Black Leather Chesterfield Model 'Jupiter' Three Seater Sofa by Arne Norell
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Chesterfield "model Jupiter" in sturdy black leather designed by the talented designer Arne Norell for Norell Möbler AB in Sweden. Build up with loose leather tufted cushi...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Rare and Unusual Vintage Chesterfield Set in Cow Pattern Leather and Wood Frame
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delight to be able to offer you this extraordinary and unique Chesterfield set. The rare cow-like leather pattern is an eyecatcher and cannot be found again in this way. Soli...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

original Chesterfield 3-Seat Brown Leather Sofa Kent Modell Brand by Centurion
Located in Berlin, DE
Very well-kept Chesterfield set Kent model. This model was made by the company Centurion, the company is a traditional manufactory what is known for its quality it is in a Vintage Co...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

original Mustard Yellow Leather Chesterfield two seater Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning very rare handmade in England mustard yellow leather sofa. Where to begin! This sofa is absolute eye candy from every angle, it has the origi...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

20th Century Three Seater White Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A 20th century large three seater white leather chesterfield with two large loose cushions, raised on 4 bun feet. A fine example of a good quality comfortable chesterfield. Very comf...
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Curved Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Redding, CT
Curved brown leather Chesterfield sofa. The perfect amount of wear and patina on this classic beauty. Please inquire about our local or tri state delivery. We can also get you a UShi...
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Mid-20th Century Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Original Vintage Green Leather Chesterfield Set / Club Suite Fleming & Howland
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning very rare handmade in England green leather sofa and armchairs. Where to begin! This suite is absolute eye candy from every angle, it has the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Mustard Yellow original Leather Chesterfield Club Suite set Armchair and Sofa
Located in Berlin, DE
We are delighted to offer this stunning very rare handmade in England mustard yellow leather sofa and armchairs. Where to begin! This suite is absolute eye candy from every angle, it...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Leather 4 Seater Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A classic long leather 4 seater Chesterfield sofa. The unusual long tufted chesterfield sofa is ideal for a long entry hall, living room, a hotel lobby, or a public waiting area. Cov...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Lovely Vintage Oxblood Leather Chesterfield Gentleman's Club Sofa Part of Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning vintage Oxblood leather Chesterfield Club Sofa which is part of a suite This sofa is part of a suite as mentioned, I have the matching pair...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Medium Tetrad Made in England Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Part of Full Suite
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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

Divano Chesterfield in Vera Pelle, Qualita' Italiana
Located in Felino, PR
Divano chesterfield come nuovo, in vera pelle, made in Italia. Struttura portante in massello di legno, imbottitura con schiume poliuretaniche, piedini in faggio neri. Rivestimento i...
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Early 2000s Italian Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

One Pair of Two-Seat Chesterfield Sofa's, Great Scale for Comfort, Great Patina
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair of two-seat Chesterfield sofa's, great scale for comfort, great patina. Great condition and ready for installation. Priced per sofa. We also have two three seat Chesterfiels...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

English Thomas Lloyd Cigar Leather Wingback Chesterfield Settee
By Thomas Lloyd
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous English wingback chesterfield settee sofa featuring a cigar leather tufted upholstery hand-crafted in England by Thomas Lloyd from a hard frame covered with fine Italian ful...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

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Brass

Leather Chesterfield Style Sofa
Located in Montreal, QC
Leather Chesterfield Style sofa
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1970s American Vintage Chesterfield Sofas

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Leather

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