A Victorian Button-Back Pink Upholstered Chesterfield Sofa c.1890

Origin: English
Period: Late Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1880-1900
Height: 27.5”
Seat Height: 13”
Width: 78”
Depth: 35” (all at extremities)

The quality carcass upholstered in bubble gum pink coloured button-back velour, the whole sitting on ring turned oak front legs and sabre rear legs, the whole on later brass castors and surviving from late Victorian period England.

The unabashed pink upholstery is late twentieth century, and in pretty good shape with some minor wear, and some very minor stains here and there. The sofa does not require any attention and is ready to use.

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.

Every once in a while, a piece comes along that is so unreservedly and unapologetically kitsch that it somehow convinces us to revel in its own audacity; this is one of those.