Wilmington Chesterfield Sofa: Hand Dyed Honey Leather

British Prime Minister 1742-1743 


Our fabulous Wilmington Chesterfield is a more traditional ‘Chesterfield’ design and without doubt the aristrocrat of sofas.

The 1st Earl of Wilmington, more humbly known as Spencer Compton, led Britain for just short of 18 months. In 1742 he succeeded Sir Robert Walpole at the helm, however, it was an acrimonious tenure largely overshadowed by poor health. Compton’s illnesses gave his peers plenty of opportunity to overrule his leadership, and it was opportunity that wasn’t wasted. His name, however, strongly lives on today… the cities of Wilmington, Delaware; Wilmington, North Carolina and the towns of Wilmington, Massachusetts and Wilmington Vermont are named in his honour.

Arguably, though, his most famous reincarnation is our beautiful Wilmington Chesterfield. Crafted in anything from a Manner 1 to a Manner 4 (scroll down to the crafting menu for more information on our crafting styles), this Chesterfield can be finished with either a buttoned, flat or cushioned seat.

This particular Wilmington has ben hand dyed in a stunning honey tan. The fully buttoned, fully coil sprung seat is beautiful to sit on – not too hard – and offers plenty of depth. It’s sleek and timeless, a truly wonderful antique reproduction. The carved turned legs with the brass casters compliment the hand dyed colour leather impeccably, giving this Wilmington an exquisite, eye catching facia.


2 Seater W70″ x D37″ x H30″


3 Seater W80″ x D37″ x H30″


4 Seater W90″ x D37″ x H30″


Be-spoke sizes also available.