Pair of Devonshire Chesterfield Sofas – Walnut Leather
British Prime Minister 1756-1757
The Devonshire is a grand Chesterfield. Its biggest feature is those swan neck arms that subtly subside into the sofa’s stylish posture.
William Cavendish, better known as the 4th Duke of Devonshire led Britain for just over six months. Although his official title was ‘First Lord of the Treasury’, most historians consider him Prime Minister during his service. As Lord, Devonshire became part of an administration effectively led by William Pitt – who later became PM himself. However, the admistration wasn’t around for long after opposition from King George II and the improper trial and execution of Admiral John Byng.
Our Devonshire, though, is a little more assertive and inspiring than the defunct Duke. This Manner 3 (scroll down to our crafting menu for more information on our crafting manners) pair of Chesterfields had a fully coil sprung seat and was filled with a high quality foam. Hand dyed in beautiful walnut, this russet leather Devonshire has had a fully buttoned seat installed, staying true to Chesterfield tradition and history. The brass studs compliment the colour perfectly, giving it a smooth, glamourous finish. Finally, finished on the turned beechwood leg the sofa offers individualtiy and a larger than life, characteristic twist.
2 seater – 70″ wide x 37″ deep x 29″ high
3 seater – 80″ wide x 37″ deep x 29″ high
4 seater – 90″ wide x 37″ deep x 29″ high
Be-spoke sizes also available.