Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Chesterfield Sofa

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 According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the use of the word chesterfield was used to describe a couch in the 1900's. 

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 It is believed that Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), commissioned the first leather chesterfield sofa with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base.

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 Other rumoured origins of the chesterfield include the use of the term Chesterfield to refer to any sofa, settee or couch by turn of the century Americans and Canadians, and term coined to describe the button and quilting used on this particular sofa design.

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