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Crafting your Legacy

Crafting your Legacy

Our Signature bespoke Collection, Antique & Vintage and twice-loved Chesterfield sofas are more than just a sofa. They are part of your Legacy

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A House of character

A House of character

Each and every single detail of a finely crafted piece in unique and individual to you. The options are quite simply, 'limitless'

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Beautiful Everywhere

Beautiful Everywhere

The unique character of each piece ensures beauty everywhere.

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Robinson of England — Ateliers of the finest Chesterfield sofas

A true symbol of elegance and luxury, Chesterfield sofas can be crafted in a wide variety of designs at Robinson. — Crafting the Exceptional.

Saltmarsh Hall
Saltmarsh Hall
Saltmarsh Hall
Saltmarsh Hall

A Brief History of the Chesterfield Sofa

The Chesterfield sofa has a rich and interesting history which has lead to it's iconic status.

Most likely commissioned for Chesterfield House which was one of the most splendid and magnificent mid-eighteenth-century houses in London. It was built by one of the most fascinating men of his time, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, a politician and diplomat, wit and letter-writer. His house stood on an unusually large plot and was the first large house to face the park. Its front extended almost from Audley Square to Curzon Street.

Chesterfield House has always been tantalisingly famous for its rooms in the French taste, designed by Isaac Ware and was arguably the finest Great House completed in London in the 1740s.

Lord Chesterfield’s descendants continued to own it until 1870, when it was sold by the 7th Earl and during that time it was virtually unaltered. Some fifty years later Lord Lascelles, the son of the 6th Earl of Harewood purchased the house. The Lascelles period however was brief and proved to be an unexpected Indian summer.

Lord Lascelles, too, must have found the big house a financial strain, and after he succeeded his father as 7th Earl in 1930 and moved to Harewood, he and the Princess Royal decided in 1931 to give up Chesterfield House. It was later demolished in 1934 and its contents were scattered around the world. However, it is clear that the distinguishable Chesterfield style sofas have endured as a symbol of this glorious period of elegance.

THE CRAFTSMEN

As artisanal furniture makers, our team of expert craftsmen have over 200 years’ experience creating Chesterfield sofas. They have the skills needed to make your dream luxury leather Chesterfield sofa a reality — with us, no request is impossible.

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Keep up to date with our latest projects, learn more about the crafting process and find out about the latest Chesterfield sofa trends on our blog.

The Rarity of Original Antique Leather

We see a piece which has had its leather remained untouched for almost 100 years

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The Secrets of Fine Leather Furniture

A look into what creates an extraordinary piece of leather furniture

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The Rarity Of An Original Pair

A look into the rarity of pairs of antique pieces still together today

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With a well-established reputation for excellence, we have the skills, experience and craftsmanship to create and deliver furniture that will withstand the test of time. Get in touch to discover what we can do for you today.

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