A Late Victorian Blue Upholstered Button-Back Chesterfield Sofa c.1890

Origin: English    
Period: Late Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890
Height: 27” or 15” at seat
Width: 80”
Depth: 36” (all approximate & at extremities)

The three-seater country-house quality carcass with sprung seat, the whole being button-backed and upholstered in a peacock blue William Morris type floral fabric with single piping, though tired and dirty it is prime for recovering, the whole sitting on very well beehive type ring turned mahogany front legs and sabre rear legs to brass castors and surviving from late Victorian period England.

The upholstery is mid twentieth century and is in tired condition so would really need replacing, which our upholsterer can do for you. Some of the castors need a little attention via adjustments and this can be done at the same time.

Chesterfield sofas share a complex history, alongside the elite, the privileged and aristocrats. History reveals that these types of couches have been commonly used in the confines of old institutions, government buildings and luxurious homes for generations. A room, in the 1900’s, would not be complete, unless the master owns a Chesterfield sofa.

A quality country pile carcass, now a blank canvas for a fabric of your choice.