Have a query about Robinson of England and our collection of Chesterfield sofas? Read our FAQs below to find answers to our most-asked questions. If you still have queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch — we’ll be happy to help.
DO YOU ONLY MAKE CHESTERFIELD FURNITURE?
Absolutely not! We are well known for our Chesterfield sofas and ours are the most complex of pieces. This craftsmanship and experience means we can design and make any other style of furniture you have in mind.
CAN YOU HAVE FABRIC?
Of course. While we specialise in the hand dyeing of our leathers, we also offer pre-dyed leather and an almost unlimited choice of fabric. Just let us know exactly what you have in mind. We can also colour match the leather to any shade you require.
DO YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?
We ship worldwide on a weekly basis. Just drop us a line for a quote and delivery estimation. It's a very simple process.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY FURNITURE TO ARRIVE?
Manner 1 - 12-14 weeks
Manner 2 - 10-12 weeks
Manner 3 - 8-10 weeks
Antique Restored - 8-10 weeks
Pre-Loved - 5-10 days
CAN I OPEN A TRADE ACCOUNT?
We welcome on-going trade clients and anyone interested in owning one of our stores as a franchise. Contact us to discuss what you have in mind.
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE THE TERM CHESTERFIELD COMES FROM?
It is commonly acknowledged that seating began with the Egyptians at around 3000 B.C., evolving over the years and developing in shape, design and use. As new materials and methods became available, the upholsterer started to form new padded styles and shapes for comfort and style.
The term "Chesterfield" in relation to sofas originates from pieces made for the Earl of Chesterfield, who was himself a trendsetter of the period, thus the style quickly became fashionable.
Here at Robinson of England we offer our customers a huge selection of Chesterfield furniture, whether it be new, used or original Victorian and Edwardian antique pieces.
All of our styles have been developed from the original pieces we have had the pleasure of restoring over the years.
IS THERE AN ORIGINAL CHESTERFIELD COMPANY?
Quite simply, no! Many people are lead to believe that Chesterfield furniture is made by a company called Chesterfield.
Chesterfield is a style — quite possibly the most popular single style of upholstered furniture in the world.
There are companies that have revolutionised the way in which furniture, including the Chesterfield sofa, is made. These include Howard & Sons, who patented the 'elastic seat'.
We are possibly one of the last remaining companies to still craft our pieces in a true 19th century manner, including full hand-tacking, horse tail only filling and hand dyed leathers.