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Chesterfield Furniture

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
Vintage Plum Leather Wingback Chesterfield Arm Chair, England circa 1970-80
Located in Round Top, TX
Vintage plum colored leather Chesterfield wingback club chair with aged patina. Wings, rolled arms, buttons and nail head trim in place. Removeable seat cushion has velcrow to secure...
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Late 20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

George Smith Attr. Chesterfield Style Bench
Located in New York, NY
George Smith Attributed Chesterfield Style Brown Tufted Leather Bench, raised on turned wood feet. Some wear to upholstery. Some buttons require retufting
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20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

COMFORTABLE ViNTAGE RESTORED BROWN LEATHER TUFTED CHESTERFIELD WINGBACK ARMCHAIR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored vintage Chesterfield tufted Cigar brown leather wingback armchair. Please note...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Unusual Italian leather Chesterfield style sofa with extra deep frame C 1930.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unusual Italian leather Chesterfield style sofa with extra deep frame C 1930 with extra deep frame, flaring arms, and button back upholstery all resting on turned legs. The depth of ...
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1930s Italian Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

English Regency Desk with Foldable Desk / Writing Table 20th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary English regency desk with hinged sides and red leather top. 5 drawers in the front and 5 panels on the back. The leather top is provided with very thick embossing. The ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Wood

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 Furniture

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 Furniture

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Set Kent Modell 3, 2 Seater and Armchair 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 which is known for its quality it is in a vintage c...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Pair, Vintage Dark Brown Leather Barrel Back Club Chairs, Denmark circa 1950-70
Located in Round Top, TX
This pair of vintage leather club chairs are welcoming with barrel shaped arms and tufted backs with self covered buttons and piping. This pair shows signs of typical age and wear to...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

PAIR OF FULLY RESTORED RALPH LAUREN WRiTER'S ARMCHAIRS & OTTOMANS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of original, fully restored, Ralph Lauren Writers club armchairs and matching ottomans RR...
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20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

ENORMOUS FULLY RESTORED BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFiELD TUFTED HEARTH FOOTSTOOL
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this very rare original, extra large, fully restored, Chesterfield cigar brown leather hearth footstool with...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Pair of Maitland Smith Library Leather Book Table Lamps
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
These charming tall lamps feature wooden faux books in a realistic form with each book showing texture and great patina. Each leather book has been painted in warm tones with gold em...
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20th Century American Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of leather Chesterfield armchairs
Located in STRAČOV, CZ
Pair of leather Chesterfield armchairs These classic English armchairs are handmade from top quality materials. The flagship model of Chesham armchairs is suitable for both classic ...
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1970s Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

PAIR OF CUSTOM MULBERRY LONDON BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAiRS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this one of a kind pair of brand new, super luxurious Mulberry Chesterfield tufted armchairs in hand dyed br...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

RESTORED HARRODS LONDON CHESTERFiELD TUFTED BROWN LEATHER SWIVEL LOUNGE ARMCHAIR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this super comfortable vintage fully restored Harrods London Lounge armchair with swivel and tilt function ...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Ralph Lauren 20thc Chesterfield Leather Sofa
Located in Pasadena, CA
Handcrafted to perfection, this timeless piece combines classic design with unparalleled craftsmanship, epitomizing the essence of refined sophistication. Measuring at 95 inches in width, 32 inches in depth, and 33 inches in height, with a seat height of 17 inches, this Chesterfield sofa offers generous proportions for both comfort and style. Its sturdy wooden frame provides a solid foundation, ensuring durability and longevity for years to come. Whether placed in a formal living room, a cozy library, or a stylish study, this custom Chesterfield sofa...
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Late 20th Century American Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Early 20th Century Golden Brown Leather 3 Seater Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A stunning quality early 20th century large three seater golden brown leather chesterfield with three loose feathered cushions, raised on castors. With individually hand tacked brass...
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Early 20th Century British Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Four-Sided Lobby Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Classic style four-sided sofa ideal for a large lobby or foyer. With vintage style brown tufted leather upholstered backrests and seats, raised on turned mahogany feet and finished...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Vintage English Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
Experience timeless elegance with the Vintage English Leather Chesterfield Sofa by Fleming & Howland. Crafted in lush green leather, this iconic piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chesterfield Furniture

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, we would date them to around the 1910-20 period. The quality is outstanding, the...
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1910s Swedish Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

EXQUISITE LIMiTED EDITION RALPH LAUREN RUE ROYALE CHESTERFIELD TUFTED SLEIGH BED
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this handmade in America, Ralph Lauren Rue Royal King sleight bed with American Walnut Gold Gilt frame and C...
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20th Century American Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Buttoned Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Chesterfield buttoned leather sofa in cigar brown raised on wooden bun feet. Some stitching parting on arms, pictured. Dimensions: 30"H x ...
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20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield Two Seat Sofa Loveseat, England Circa 1960-80
Located in Round Top, TX
The rich brown vintage leather captures your attention in this wonderful Chesterfield loveseat or "double chair." It has the traditional tufted buttoned back, rolled arms and nail he...
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Late 20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Captain's Swivel Desk Chair
Located in Crawley, GB
Captain's oak Swivel Desk Chair. For sale a late 20th century beautiful mahogany revolving tub back desk chair, upholstered in buttoned claret leather, in good condition! Don't hesit...
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Late 19th Century English Leather Chesterfield
Located in Middleburg, VA
Late 19th Century English Leather Suede Chesterfield. Great Small Proportions , Excellent Condition with Nail head trim and very comfortable.
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Late 19th Century British Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

ANTIQUE DUTCH MARQUETRY INLAID CLAW & BALL FEET CHESTERFiELD BROWN LEATHER BENCH
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this very fine highly collectable antique circa 1860 Dutch Marquetry inlaid, Claw & Ball feet, brown leather...
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1860s Danish Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Hardwood, Walnut

Hancock & Moore French Chesterfield Style Carved Brown Leather Tufted Bar Stool
Located in Dayton, OH
Exquisite Hancock & Moore French Chesterfield Bar Stool. Features an acanthus carved mahogany frame with scrolled tufted back, upholstered in a rich top grain brown leather with nai...
Category

Late 20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Chester One Sofa 4-Seater
Located in BREDA, NL
A prestigious and exclusive reissue of a grand historic. The four-seater sofa, an elegant and generously-proportioned reinterpretation of one of the most iconic pieces from the Poltrona Frau Archives, the artisan mastery and zest for perfection, which have been the hallmark of Poltrona Frau since its beginnings, can be seen in the capitonné effect workmanship and in the series of tacks that give a finishing touch to the leather on the backs of the seats. The Chester One sofa...
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Early 2000s Italian Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

J. Robert Scott 'Eve' Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tufted sofa by J. Robert Scott in maroon red leather. Seat goes down to the floor for a low profile. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Vintage Caramel Suede Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Find out for yourself what has made the Chesterfield the world's most popular sofa of all time with this lovely mid-century suede two-seater! With the iconic design dating back to Lo...
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Mid-20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa and Couch Cognac Leather and Mahogany Frame, 1970s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Vintage 3-seat Chesterfield sofa made in the 1970s. It's upholstered with delicate and good quality cognac colored leather. The frame is made of mahogany. The sofa is in good vintag...
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1970s Danish Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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 ...
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Mid-20th Century British Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Burgundy Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long 6+ foot tufted sofa in deep burgundy leather. Great age and wear throughout. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Antique English Chester field Sofa with Hand Carved Wood Lion Legs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Wonderful Leather Chesterfield sofa with hand carved wooden lions legs. English Tifted Leather Sofa With Wooden Lion Feet. The leather a beauti...
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1920s British Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

STUNNING FULLY RESTORED ENGLISH ViNTAGE BORDEAUX LEATHER CHESTERFIELD CLUB SOFA
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare hand made in England fully restored Bordeaux leather Gentleman's club sofa Please n...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Pair, Chesterfield Brown Leather Armchair Club Chairs, Denmark circa 1940-60
Located in Round Top, TX
Pair, vintage brown leather chesterfield club arm chairs resting on bun feet. Upholstered in tight button-tufted dark brown leather with nail head trim, rolled arms and loose seat cu...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

20th Century English Chesterfield Miniature Leather Sofa With Cushion Seats
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A superb 20th century Timothy Oulton leather mini chesterfield sofa. One of the most elegant models with soft cushion seating, this is a fashionable yet...
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20th Century British Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Cheerfild club chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A good quality early 20th century, brown leather club armchair Chesterfield. Original hand dyed brown leather. This Cesterfield is horse hair filled, with button-back upholstery. st...
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Early 1900s English Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

1 OF 2 TIMOTHY OULTON HERITAGE BROWN OVERSIZED LEATHER CHESTERFIELD HALO SOFAs
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this super comfortable, Timothy Oulton Designed, over sized Heritage brown leather Chesterfield sofa that is...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Cuban Brown Four-Sided Lobby Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
Ideal for a large lobby or foyer. With vintage style Cuba brown tufted leather upholstered backrests and seats, raised on turned mahogany feet and finished with brass nailhead trim. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

HAND DYED VINTAGE AGED BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD CAPTAINS SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIr
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning hand made in England, aged brown hand dyed leather Chesterfield captains office chair Please...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Antique 19thC Chesterfield Sofa in Beautiful Patinated Leather
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. A very rare find indeed. Well functioning and beau...
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1890s British Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Antique High Flap Chair, Chesterfield Style Made In Brown Leather From 1920s
Located in Lejre, DK
This antique Chesterfield-style high flap chair is a masterpiece of furniture art from the 1920s. Upholstered in brown studded leather, this chair exudes a ...
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1920s Danish Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Stunning Three Piece Burgundy Leather Chesterfield Suite
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A good quality mid 20th century prune colour leather vintage chesterfield suite. With the original prune burgundy leather hide that has been...
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Early 20th Century British Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Antique 19thC Chesterfield Sofa in Hand Dyed Parchment Leather
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. This really is a beautiful 19thC Chesterfield sofa ...
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1870s British Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Tufted Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
Crafted from premium top-grain leather, this sofa boasts a rich caramel hue that invites warmth into any living space. The intricate button-tufted detailing on the backrest provides ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Antique Bow Fronted 19thC Chesterfield Sofa in Hand Dyed Parchment Leather
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. This is a very smart 19thC Chesterfield sofa with u...
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1870s British Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

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 Furniture

Materials

Leather

Vintage English Chesterfield Leather Tufted Love Seat Sofa Oxblood Red #1
Located in Tyler, TX
TIMELESS Vintage English Leather Tufted Seat CHESTERFIELD 2-Seat Sofa/Love Seat Oxblood Red PERFECT ICONIC look for a gentleman's office, study, library, or cigar lounge~~fully butt...
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Mid-20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

Antique Leather Chesterfield Style Sofa
Located in London, GB
A stunning and extremely well made antique leather Chesterfield style sofa. This was made in England, it dates from around the late 20th c...
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1980s British Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

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 Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Ralph Lauren Tufted Cigar Leather Wingback Writer's Chair
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautifully weathered cigar leather wingback writers chair attributed to Henredon for Ralph Lauren. The hardwood frame is covered with thick, tufted cig...
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20th Century American Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Brass

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 Furniture

Materials

Leather

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 Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Antique Swedish Leather Sofa
Located in London, GB
An absolutely beautiful antique Swedish leather sofa. We have recently imported this from Sweden, it dates from around the 1900-1920 period. The ...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of Vintage Georgian Chesterfield Style Leather Wing Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition Dimensions: 45.50”H x 32”W x 35” D Seat Height 18.50”
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1960s American Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

A Very Smart & Neat Pair of Mid-Late 20thC Leather Chesterfield Club Chairs
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. In addition, we craft our own ...
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Late 20th Century English Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather

English Leather Tufted Ottoman on Casters
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental scale Chesterfield style leather tufted ottoman. It stands on four oak legs with original casters. The leather is in great condition and is beautifully distressed, addi...
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1930s English Vintage Chesterfield Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chesterfield furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chesterfield furniture 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 furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, tables, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with animal skin, leather and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chesterfield furniture 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 furniture, popular names associated with this style include Chesterfield, George Smith, David Robinson, and Harrods. 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 furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $390 and tops out at $76,237 while the average work can sell for $4,430.

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