British Prime Minister 1756-1757

The Devonshire is a grand Chesterfield Sofa. 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 piece in particular is beautifully upholstered in a hand dyed Chestnut red leather and finished with A wonderful fully buttoned seat and matching footstool. The walnut turned legs add definition and style to the piece to create a truly stunning Example of a true Chesterfield Sofa.