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What is a Chesterfield Sofa & What is the History of the Chesterfield Sofa?

This is a great question and one that has many many versions, some accurate and some, well, not so accurate. The simple fact is that a “Chesterfield sofa” is denoted quite simply by it very timeless and elegant straight arms and back.  More often than not they are buttoned but some of the most striking pieces I have ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with have no buttoning at all.  They are the most simple and elegant of pieces. The gravitas that a Chesterfield sofa brings to any room or environment is unquestionable and is testament to its enduring appeal. It is after all, quite possibly the most iconic and well known style of furniture the world over. One...

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Whats your age?

Leather can bring a whole variety of textures, smells and moods to furniture. But like a fine wine, it’s deciding what you want from your leather. Be it the pungent smell of the polish from the workshop floor, or the characterful texture of leather that's over one hundred years old, we have something to cover all of your options. For example, the leather on our beautifully designed Goderich unbuttoned Chesterfield. This was specifically made to achieve that hand dyed matt characteristic. It's the kind of finish that I imagine sitting nicely in a more modern, contemporary living space. Maybe nestled in amongst a light pine coffee table and perhaps a Scandinavian bean bag - which we can also craft by...

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Rich, Dark and Strong!

Here at Robinson of England this is certainly how we like our coffee! However, This is not actually about our love for coffee but more our Passion for our Superb Chesterfield Sofas.             Recently GQ Magazine recognised our Chesterfield sofa, as one of the "coolest things in the world" right now. More specifically, our beautiful Mid century hand dyed Chesterfield Sofa. This stunning piece was featured in the renowned GQ magazine alongside only a handful of others to be considered the "Coolest"!                       Along side Our Classic Hand dyed tan chesterfield Sofa were the likes of a stunning Vintage Porsche 911 by singer vehicle design and the...

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The Robinson Way

  Here at Robinson of England we like doing things the way they should be. When we see beautiful antique pieces over 100 years old which still have years of life to give, we know they have been crafted with love, attention and importantly, crafted to a very high standard.   This is where the concept of the Robinson crafting of pieces come from. We craft all our pieces in a traditional way, which few crafting houses still continue, however we intend to continue this!   Every piece we craft we want to create legacy pieces which one day will be passed down and used for hundreds of years. This is why we have different crafting manners in which we...

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The Rarity Of An Original Pair

In the world of furniture pairs are a very common occurrence. However, when it come to antiques, pairs are extremely rare! Antiques crafted over 100 years ago tend to be found alone either due to being only one piece crafted, the pair have been split or one piece has not stood the test of time. At Robinson of England we craft our pieces with the intention of them one day passing through auction houses, ageing beautifully and one day being true antiques in years to come. This is why when we craft a matching pair of pieces it is vitally important that they not only match, but both age and survive through time.           Here we have...

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