The Original Chesterfield
Various stories exist about the origin of this characteristically English furniture, of which the following story is the most likely:
In 1773, Philip Dormer Stanhope – English writer, statesman and 4th Duke of Chesterfield – received a visit while on his deathbed. He spoke to his loyal servant: "Give Mr. Dayrolles a chair". The servant, confused by the approaching death of his lordship, insisted that when he left, the visitor should take the chair he had just sat on. This chair is probably the forerunner of the Chesterfield style we know today.
Below, you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about Chesterfield:
What is Chesterfield?
A classic style of furniture dating back more than 200 years, recognisable by the diamond pattern with buttons and the nailed front. The furniture originated in England and was originally made in leather.
Is Chesterfield a brand?
No, Chesterfield is a style of furniture, not a brand. To illustrate this, you can compare the Chesterfield style to the station wagons among the cars; Chesterfield is therefore a particular style within all furniture. Within this category you can then find various brands, including The Chesterfield Brand.
Does original Chesterfield furniture have to come from England?
No, the story that only English Chesterfields are of good quality is a myth that was invented decades ago. After all, the Chesterfield style has been very popular for many centuries, and it is therefore natural that the number of producers worldwide increased rapidly. To protect themselves against competition from abroad, the English manufacturers awarded themselves elite status. A very clever marketing trick at the time, but now completely outdated. Because of cost savings, there are also manufacturers in England that produce very low-quality furniture. Nowadays, the country of origin says virtually nothing about the delivered quality.
How can I tell the difference between a real Chesterfield and an imitation?
You can recognise a Chesterfield imitation by looking at the furniture itself, feeling the leather and simply sitting on it for a while. The use of cheap leather will give it a fake appearance. Also, an offer of only a few models in a very limited number of colours, or a failure to provide guarantee and support can indicate low-quality mass production.
Where is The Chesterfield Brand furniture produced?
The original Chesterfield furniture from The Chesterfield Brand collection was originally produced in England. In order to maintain the high quality and custom craftsmanship of this collection, production was relocated to Thailand 7 years ago.
All Chesterfield furniture with the name The Chesterfield Brand is produced with great care and attention in our factory and tannery in Thailand. For this reason, we feel called upon when other companies make false allegations regarding Chesterfield furniture from this region. In our great secret of Chesterfield, we respond to these false allegations and we are happy to explain the true story behind the Chesterfield furniture.
Chesterfield.com does not only sell furniture from The Chesterfield Brand, we also provide a variety of Chesterfield furniture from the most renowned ateliers in England. This is how we ensure that you will always find the perfect Chesterfield at the guaranteed lowest price, regardless of which brand or model you choose.
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Style with History
The Chesterfield Brand furniture is unmistakable in the furniture world. It is one of the leading brands, with its recurring diamond pattern and unique buttons. The furniture is handcrafted with pride and extreme care at our own factory and tannery.
How does it get to you?
Chesterfield.com is the only exclusive distributor of The Chesterfield Brand. This is the sales channel of the original Chesterfield and it focuses entirely on this fantastic style. We bring the Chesterfield directly from the manufacturer to the consumer. A versatile range can be found on our website.
More about Chesterfield
What would a piece of furniture be without the use of high quality materials, manufactured by employees who pour their heart and soul into the product? Fortunately, Chesterfield contains all of these key elements, which is why Chesterfield.com provides you with durable and classic furniture.
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