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Vintage Chesterfield Armchairs

Give your drawing room some serious grandeur with a statement-making Chesterfield sofa from our pre-owned collection at Vinterior. Renowned for their iconic use of button tufting, these striking seats looks tantalisingly inviting when set next to a roaring fire or cosied up against a library wall full of treasured tomes. Plus, by sourcing your Chesterfield armchair second-hand, you’ll be making a sustainable choice that you can feel great about every time you pull up your favourite seat.Do you love the classic styling and undeniable Britishness of a Chesterfield wingback armchair? Are you obsessed with the oxblood hues of a signature Chesterfield leather armchair? Or are you sourcing pieces for a commercial project? Whatever the case, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind Chesterfield armchairs right here.Explore our extensive edit of vintage Chesterfield sofas for sale at Vinterior now. Sourced by trusted professional sellers, you’ll find high-quality pre-owned pieces when you shop our characterful collection.

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The history of Chesterfield armchairs


Originally commissioned by the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Phillip Stanhope, the Chesterfield armchair first manufactured in the mid-18th century. Used to seat guests at grand house parties in the Georgian era, the trend for leather Chesterfield armchairs soon caught on among British nobility. The humble Chesterfield wingback armchair soon became a status symbol among the aristocracy. Eventually, the manufacturer of the original chair branched out and released Chesterfield sofas, office chairs and footstools in a now iconic style that has fans worldwide.


Why choose a vintage Chesterfield armchair?


Although still in production to this day, a vintage Chesterfield armchair offers a one-of-a-kind character to any space. As it ages, the leather takes on an arguably inviting patina and softens with use. Whether it’s a tan-toned triumph or a coveted oxblood colour you’re after, a second-hand Chesterfield armchair paired with a footstool offers a way to buy into the brand in a sustainable way.

Discover your one-of-a-kind vintage Chesterfield armchair in our pre-owned edit today.


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