Chesterfield sofas are large couches with rolled arms the same height as the back, and typically with deep button tufting and nail-head trim. The lore around the Chesterfield is that it was invented when the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), commissioned a similar sofa in the mid-18th century.

The Chesterfield sofa is enjoying a major comeback in today's trend and became immensely popular in modern interiors. Once seen as the sofa of choice for the sherry-in-the-library set, it's now a fresh, elegant way to bring a sense of solidity and tradition to a modern room.