Traditional Plain Fabric or Leather Chesterfield Sofas from Acorn Antiques

Quality and Traditional Plain Chesterfields handmade by Craftsmen in our own Somerset Workshop covered in your own choice of Fabric.


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                     Traditiona, Plain or Buttoned Handmade Chesterfields covered in your own choice of Fabric or English Leather from our Somerset Workshop at Acorn Antiques

            Plain Chesterfield Sofa


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Acorn Antiques, 39 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset. About Us

Chesterfield Sofas have been a classic of English country house interiors since the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century. Our handmade Chesterfields are upholstered in the traditional way in our own Somerset workshop. Chesterfield Sofas are available in 5 standard sizes or we can accommodate custom sizes. Legs can be bun feet or turned as shown above. The price is fully inclusive apart from the price of the fabric. Loose covers are available. We are agents for many fabric manufacturers and are happy to arrange for fabric samples to be sent to you or we can cover in your own fabric. Leathers samples are also available if required. Delivery is by carrier and invoiced separately. *Please allow for extra fabric if your choice has a large repeat.

 Plain Chesterfields or Buttoned Chesterfields are built using experienced craftsmen and the finest quality materials. All frames are solid beech and hand finished. Seats and backs have double cone springs sewn to jute webbing throughout, fixed at the waist and the top to maintain balance and support. A cane edge is formed to stabilize the front of the seat, Hessian is then stitched in place and fixed overall. The top cover is fixed and stitched over an insulation/padding of rubberized hair and cotton felt prior to covering.  All materials conform to British Standard Regulations. We can arrange delivery with carriers. We at Acorn Antiques also provide period Chesterfield Sofas and period Chesterfield Club Chairs when in stock as well as Victorian Sofas, Leather Sofas, Leather Chairs, Howard Sofas, Chair and Stools, Antique Sofas and Antique Chairs. We can also reproduce contemporary designs and offer a bespoke furniture service. Email or ring to discuss your requirements.

The Chesterfield Sofa is a type of upholstered settee that first appeared in England in the early 19th century. The first fully upholstered and sprung sofa, the Chesterfield may have been named for the town of the same name in Derbyshire. More likely, it is named for one of the heads of the Stanhope family, an Earl of Chesterfield. (Four different men succeeded to the title in the latter half of the 19th Century.) The Sixth Earl of Chesterfield was a fashion setter, and a type of double breasted overcoat is named for him. The chesterfield has upright (as opposed to sloping) rolled arms that come up to the same height as the back of the sofa. Early Chesterfields were usually upholstered in leather, with button tufted backs. Fabric upholstery became common by the turn of the 20th Century.

To purchase a Plain Chesterfield Sofa or Sofas or make enquiries please phone Peter or Maggie Hounslow on 01398 323286 or email

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