Chesterfield Furniture Isle of Wight

Chesterfield Furniture Isle of Wight

The Chesterfield sofa is not just a piece of furniture, but a piece of history. There are many opinions about the origin of the word "Chesterfield" as a description of the element that we now know as such. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the use of the word Chesterfield was already used in England in the nineteenth century to describe a leather sofa. It is believed that Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned the first leather sofa with its distinctive quilted leather upholstery with deep buttons and a low seat base.

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