The Chesterfield Wing chairs, an indisputable classic
If you are one of those who has a sophisticated taste and you like classic pieces, you know that a Chesterfield sofa is a real gem in the furniture and decoration area. Known as the best representative of English style and icon of elegance, the Chesterfield is a timeless sofa that also knows no borders and from its creation to today remains one of the most popular furniture in the world.
Its fame began in the nineteenth century when Count Chesterfield commissioned his creation to a famous English cabinetmaker and since its appearance became the favorite of high society, inevitable in the best social environments of the time. Since then, the Chesterfield sofa was known as an unmistakable display of good taste. He made his entrance to the halls by the big door and there he has remained until our days.
The original Chesterfield sofa is large furniture, robust, with short wooden legs, its armrests are at the same height of the backrest and this is upholstered in capitoné, its most distinctive feature. Also, the traditional tapestry was leather, which developed a beautiful patina with aging and gave it an even more attractive appearance.
Nowadays, those who want to enjoy the true essence of the sofa, still choose it in leather, but now there are more options of color. Originally it was made of brown, green and burgundy leather but now it is possible to find them in red, orange and yellow to adapt to unconventional styles; and in white, one of the most requested colors to incorporate modern and minimalist decorations.
Although the designs are very varied in terms of upholstery materials, colors and patterns, the personality of the Chesterfield sofa remains. With more padded and comfortable seats than its predecessor, some Chesterfields are Chaise longue or sofa beds, which add functionality.
Also the Chesterfield wing chair is a model that is very popular in websites like Ebay because it combines two classics in one, the traditional wing chair with high armrests and the capitone style on the back of the chair; resulting in a very elegant chair that works very well in spaces where you want to add a single piece of furniture that serves as the focal point of the room.
Upholstery materials have also varied to offer more affordable options than leather, but they look equally aesthetic. One of the favorites is usually velvet, which seems to be the second logical option for a Chesterfield to look glamorous and also very comfortable and soft to the touch.
Otherwise, leatherette or synthetic leather is also a viable option if you want a look similar to real leather, which is very resistant to daily friction and is low maintenance. Other popular fabrics for their comfort and resistance are cotton, chenille, canvas, and microfiber, whose additional advantage is the largest palette of colors and patterns available.