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The Enduring Appeal Of The Chesterfield

The classic Chesterfield sofa has been a part of interior design and stately fashion from the 18th Century  and the Chesterfield is a classic item that symbolises a certain style.  The Chesterfield sofa was originally named after the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope right, and was often found in the stately homes of the wealthy aristocracy during the 18th century. Its shape and style formed a seat which would allow people to sit upright yet also relax in a comfortable position.  Typically, the early models would be raised on mahogany legs which formed part of the solid mahogany framework.  Many had a drop arm and would be upholstered in fabric as opposed to leather.  Often, these Chesterfields would neglect the deep buttoning...

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