The word Chesterfield now more popularly known as the Leather Chesterfield Sofa is believed to be an adopted turn of phrase stemming back to the turn of the century when the word Chesterfield started to become the word used to describe a sofa on certain parts of America and Canada.
In England, a davenport with arms and back of the same height in buttoned leather is also referred to as a chesterfield sofa. The origin of the name might also be from the fourth earl of Chesterfield who is Phillip Stanhope who was honored by the commissioning of a fine piece of furniture which is the leather sofa.
Many believed though that the term Chesterfield was originally derived from the style of buttoning of the leather, the shape of the sofa back and the height of the seat. Whatever the source and origin of the Chesterfield sofa name is, it is nowadays considered a proud piece of furniture made by skilled craftsmen to provide comfort and elegance to its proud owners. Others say that the Chesterfield sofa was simply named after the town of Derbyshire.
The chesterfield sofa has come to represent gentlemen in position and ambition. Throughout time, the chesterfield couch has become a visual representation of many things to many different people. The Victorian era associates the chesterfield sofa to the place where gentlemen relaxed while their wives are doing their needle crafts. In the 19th century meanwhile, the chesterfield sofa has been associated to Sigmund Freud since he is known for sitting his patients on the said chair during hypnosis sessions. This chair has earned its place in royalty, prominent business offices, hotels, restaurants, and private homes. Regardless on where it is placed, the chesterfield couch embodies that perfect blend of comfort and sophistication.
A chesterfield sofa is definitely one of the classiest couches of the furniture history. This sofa is known for its rather large built and upright armrests that are upholstered. It can be associated to a gently giant since with its big frame and intimidating looks, it can be the softest and most comfortable chair you can sit in. A chesterfield sofa is usually featured in leather upholstery and is very often buttoned.
Since chesterfields are becoming increasingly the favorite choice for living room sofa, today’s furniture designers with the help of modern technology has already designed and created the chair in various sizes and colors. Gone is the choice between a brown or a black color since chesterfields can be available in almost all hues that the color palette has. Size is no longer an issue as well since today; space is a critical and important factor to consider and a good thing that nowadays, the various sizes that a chesterfield has can adjust to the space that you.
Indeed, even if the origin of the Chesterfield sofa is rather vague, it will surely have a strong and secure future since it has already established a rather powerful name in the furniture world.
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