The origin of the name of this typically English furniture is subject to different stories.
The following anecdote is the most likely: In 1773, Philip Dormer Stanhope - English writer, statesman and 4th Earl of Chesterfield - received visitors at his deathbed. He spoke to his loyal servant: “Give Mr. Dayrolles a chair”. The servant, confused by his master's imminent end, insisted that the visitor take the chair he had just been sitting on when he left. This chair is probably the predecessor of the Chesterfield (named after the Earl of Chesterfield) as we know it today.
What is a Chesterfield?
A Chesterfield is a classic furniture style that is more than 200 years old, recognizable by its characteristic diamond pattern with buttons and the nail-studded front. The furniture has its origin in England and is originally made in leather.
Is Chesterfield a brand?
No, Chesterfield is a particular style of furniture and not a brand. Compare for example 'station wagons' as a certain kind of car in the total of all cars. Chesterfield is a particular style within all the furniture. Within this style there are then different brands, including market leader "The Chesterfield Brand
Does an original Chesterfield furniture have to come from England?
No. The story that only an English Chesterfield of good quality is a fable that was invented many years ago. The Chesterfield style has been extremely popular for hundreds of years; as a logical consequence, the number of manufacturers worldwide quickly increased. To protect themselves from competition from abroad, English manufacturers have assigned themselves a qualitative elite status. A clever marketing trick, but completely outdated. High-quality Chesterfields no longer come exclusively from England. The country of origin now says nothing about the quality provided. Take England itself, there are now factories that, due to necessary cost savings, have to produce their furniture at a (much) lower quality. While factories in Europe or elsewhere are economically able to deliver high quality at a favorable price for the consumer.
How do I see the difference between a genuine Chesterfield and an imitation?
You can recognize a Chesterfield imitation by looking at the furniture closely, feeling the leather and simply sitting on it. The use of cheap materials is visible and tangible in the comfort. The furniture is offered in only a few standard models in standard dimensions and in a very limited number of colors. They cannot be adjusted to your wishes. Offering only a limited warranty and support can indicate mass production of low quality.
Where are our Chesterfield furniture produced?
The original Chesterfield furniture
from the "The Chesterfield Brand" collection had its production originally from England. To guarantee the hand and custom work with the associated high quality requirements, the production was moved 10 years ago for cost considerations. Under this brand name, Chesterfield.com started working with various factories and leather tanneries. The furniture produced for us under this label must meet the highest standards in terms of quality, environmental requirements and craftsman expertise of the upholsterers. They produce, we control and check. Meanwhile, we have grown with this formula from 6 production factories. We want to further expand this number in the coming years. For logistical reasons, we established our headquarters and distribution center in the Netherlands. From here we can not only reach our customers in Europe, but also worldwide.
Buying the Original Chesterfield at Chesterfield.com
Chesterfield.com is an exclusive dealer and sales channel of Original Chesterfields from the world brand "The Chesterfield Brand". We deliver Chesterfield furniture directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, at very competitive prices. You can find this versatile offering on this website. This brand label gives you the assurance that you will always find the perfect Chesterfield with us for guaranteed the lowest price. All our Chesterfield furniture is produced in an honest and artisanal way. Chesterfield.com is proud of its high-quality products and without hesitation offers the best warranty conditions. Only a quality brand like "The Chesterfield Brand" can offer you the best guarantee
with 12 years on the frame and up to 5 years on the leather depending on the collection.