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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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Bringing The Dead Back To Life

Traditional crafting is something we hold on to here at Robinson.  This rings through our Signature pieces and will do for years to come. This has come from a true passion and understanding of our ancestral British craftsmanship, and years of observation around pieces of furniture we admire. That’s why we not only want keep these beautiful, timeless editions alive in our new pieces, but we also bring them back from the dead! BEFORE   Leather is one of many specialities of ours and that’s why we decided to use British leather for this incredible Victorian restoration. In British leather, the bovine is reared specifically for it's skin, rather than its meat, therefore we believe it to be the finest in...

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The History of London's Gentlemen's Clubs

The Gentlemen's club, or as previously known "traditional gentlemen's club", has been tucked away in the streets of London for hundreds of years!           Thought to have been first Established in 1693 it is said to have all began with the Gentlemen's Club "White's". A Private Members-only club who's walls housed some of the most notable and upper class gentlemen as a place to relax and socialise. Most notable members recently included Prince Charles and Prince William and also previously David Cameron                     The History of London Gentlemen's clubs Focuses mainly around the West end of London, Mainly, St James's in Westminster. Clubs have come and gone...

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Eclecticism and the Chesterfield Sofa

Eclecticism is a bold approach to interior design and when done well and with the right pieces, looks absolutely stunning. Essentially eclecticism is to merge styles from different time periods into one project to create a stunning and varying room.   This can be done by mixing and matching colours textures and overall styles that compliment each other but are still entirely different in time period and appearance.       The term eclectic was originally coined by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, an art historian during the 18th century to describe the art of Annibale Carracci, who mixed traditional and contemporary styles into his pieces. This has now moved into the world of interiors to create phenomenal and unique interiors and...

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