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The Luxury and Longevity of the Chesterfield sofa

    The Chesterfield Sofa has been an iconic piece of furniture for many many years, from its early days within the Gentlemen's Clubs of London, to more Eclectic Interior Design Projects and now as lasting pieces of furniture in family homes.   The diversity of setting in which the Chesterfield Sofa resides varies, from the most grandeur of settings in luxury locations to give a sense of importance, to the more humble situ's of a families living room or a modern entertaining area.               In the family home the iconic Chesterfield Sofa stands as a widely loved style, blending with all design tastes and family needs.   The elegant and timeless shape and...

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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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The Secrets of Fine Leather Furniture

Over the years we have hand crafted some of the finest furniture known! From a Metallic gold leather sofa for Alan Carr’s Chatty Man series, to the more traditional such as our Grand Fully Buttoned Wilmington Chesterfield Sofa or our Sumptuous Duck Feather filled Grenville sofa. We have crafted pieces for people such as Alfred Dunhill, Google and even Harvard University.       Here at Robinson of England we craft all our pieces in the same manner as antique pieces were crafted over 100 years ago! We aim to create legacy pieces of furniture, entirely unique, which will last lifetime upon lifetime.We continue techniques rarely seen in modern crafting, such as using loose coil springs which are hand tied in place for maximum comfort, along with...

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The Rarity of Original Antique Leather

Through many years of love and use, leather builds up a stunning character! Wear and patina of leather shows a story of how the pieces have been used, from where they were kept and where they have been sat on to the colours used dying the leather and the kinds of leather used.   In an article done for Interior Style Hunter we explored how Leather gains it Patina and what kinds of leather will age beautifully!   However, many antique pieces are recovered over their lifetime, sometime multiple times, from new leather, to fabric, changes to the finish such as new borders and studs and so on!   So when we come across a stunning antique chesterfield sofa which is still...

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