Chesterfield Modern Classic Sofa

Designers are pairing updated Chesterfield sofas with modern icons both mid century and contemporary. Updated Chesterfields are an exceptional option for use in modern decors. They offer a nod to tradition providing stature and stability while breaking out of the mold simultaneously. The use is also becoming very popular in eclectic spaces where a mixture of eras is the goal.

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Making the Icon

The Kardiel reproduction is a careful study of the origin. It suggests that it takes more than tufting to define the Chesterfield. Generous proportions and a slightly understated roll in the arms combine with an updated seat rail and redefined wooden legs.

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The history of the Chesterfield Sofa dates back to the 18th century. Over time, the design has been reinterpreted in many different ways. The Kardiel Modern Chesterfield is without doubt a brilliantly respectful update on a classic sofa. This modern Chesterfield sits comfortably at home in any décor.

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About Vintage Tailored Twill

swatch Twill is an interwoven knit fabric. The thread takes turns in an over and under weave forming a crooked yet overall lineal rectangle pattern that can be discerned at close range. The pattern exists but appears somewhat random when viewed from a normal distance. Vintage Tailored Twill features a finer, tightly tailored flat weave appearance.

Vintage Tailored Twill provides perhaps a more refined, tailored appearance than that of a typical coarse twill. It relies on the multi-tone nature of the fabric strands themselves to provide the appearance of depth of texture.


Product Design Features

  • Style
    Modern Classic Sofa
  • Frame
    Traditional Kiln dried solid hardwood frame
  • Frame Style
    Mono height back and arm
  • Seat Platform
    Metal Sinuous No Sag "S Coil" Suspension System Encased In High Density Foam
  • Foam Type
    Lofty, Dacron wrapped multi-density foam on seat side and back cushions
  • Seat Cushion Style
    Fitted removable seat cushions
  • Cushion Feature
    Zippered seat cushions
  • Tufting Detail
    Deep button tufting. 48 on the back, 19 on each arm & 13 on seat rail
  • Button Detail
    Buttons are 3/4″ in diameter
  • Stitch Edge Type
    Matching streamlined piping
  • Fabric Type
    Vintage Tailored Twill
  • Fabric Content
    60% Linen, 20% Cotton, 20% Nylon
  • Arm Type
    Round barrel style arm measuring 12” at its widest point
  • Leg Type
    Low tooled black wooden legs 4.7” in height
  • Dimensions
    Width 98" x Depth 38" x Height 31"
  • Dimension
    Floor to seat height 18.5"
  • Dimension
    Floor to arm height 31"
  • Feature
    The entire sofa is stitched and crafted by hand
  • Feature
    Comes standard with floor protection caps on legs
  • Feature
    Matching armchair is available to complete your look.
  • Warranty
    3 year limited warranty

The Chesterfield origin story is not as definitive as you might think. It is likely closer to reality to call the origin an accepted theory as to its history. The story is likely accurate, at least in its broad base parts. The original deep button tufted Chesterfield design was likely created in the mid 1700’s, probably 1755 or shortly into the 1760’s. Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield in England had the original Chesterfield commissioned for his own royal residence. It is not clear who the original craftsman was nor how much actual input Lord Phillip had versus the actual creator. In other words, it is unclear whether Lord Phillip gave the exact design to the craftsman or gave a general idea of what he envisioned the piece to be. Over time, the design has been reinterpreted in many different ways. Reproductions with respect to the traditional style always will share low tooled wooden feet, deep tufting in the back and arms, a mono height (same height) back and arm frame, and rolled arms.


Going back to the origin of the Chesterfield story, “Mr. Dayrolles” was the godson of Phillip and had come to visit him on his deathbed. Legend has it that just before Lord Phillip Stanhope passed away on March 24th 1773, he ordered his personal butler to give “Mr. Dayrolles” a Chesterfield chair from the palace estate. Mr. Dayrolles carried the Chesterfield Chair home with him that very day. It is further theorized that his likewise aristocratic inner circle became aware of the chair from visitations and were so intrigued by its exceptional design that they commissioned craftsman to create replicas for themselves. Although not well documented, this story seems to be close to likely reality as the Chesterfield soon became the expected piece of furnishing for the elite and aristocratic in both England and its colonies from that time forward.

Regardless of its 18th century beginnings, the Chesterfield series adapts itself to a wide variety of modern interiors. There is no doubt that the Chesterfield is the classic icon of sofa designs. During its extensive history, it has never ceased production and has always held a prominent place in the libraries, dens and living spaces in the homes of aristocrats. As of late, it is making a significant impact on the design world being seen as an intriguing way to introduce juxtaposition, specifically bringing solidity and tradition to modern contemporary rooms.

Safe delivery. Curbside or Full Service

Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.


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Premium Full Service home delivery

The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.

Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.


Curbside Residential Delivery

This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.

This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.

Hawaii & Alaska

Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate

Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.



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We take the risk and make it easy in the unlikely event of freight damage. Simply inspect and sign for any damage or suspected damage on delivery day and prior to the driver leaving. In the event of damage, we will issue you a return ticket if needed and refund or replace the damaged item


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