I keep seeing chesterfield sofas all over the place, it seems than they here to stay for a long time…Who could have predicted that this leather buttoned design, favorite of the English gentleman’s clubs in the Victorian time, was going to be many many years later part of our homes, shops, pubs, bars, etc…
A couple of years ago I was on my way to the supermarket, when I spotted this cherry beauty on the street, in a secondhand shop, I sat on it and started to dream about how would I take it home and where would I put it, (at the time I was renting a room in a house)…all I knew was, that it meant to come home with me!! So I paid £75 for it and begged the shop’s owner to bring it home for me. Since then, has moved to a better location, my current home, and is the pride of the living room, and even being the inspiration for one of my designs, long life to my chesterfield!!
Via Flea market style book
This gorgeous version is from Hossack and Gray
(Sofa c. 1880 All of the fabric was antique linens; sheets, flour sacks, hand dyed remnants. Oh, and that’s an antique Welsh wool blanket over it!)