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Craig89
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Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by Craig89 » Wed 28th Jul, 2021 4:22 pm

Hello all

As our lounge is almost complete I would like to finish it off with some Chesterfield style sofas. Has anybody purchased any new that could recommend a manufacturer/supplier? Preferably with a show room that I could go and look, sit, and speak to someone about as it is a large purchase financially and would rather not do it blind.

This is one I have found so far that looks pretty good but I did come across it from an advert in a national newspaper, so how good actually are they...

https://www.thomaslloyd.com

*To be honest I wouldnt be against second hand either if anybody knows of anywhere with good stock?*

Many thanks

Craig

RBailey
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Re: Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by RBailey » Wed 28th Jul, 2021 5:30 pm

We bought from these guys.
https://www.sofasbysaxon.com/
They go via various website / trade names but all end up at Saxon.

They have a show room in Bolton and make the sofa's in the UK.

We made the road trip to visit and it was well worth it. We were dithering about colours but after talking to them they were able to alter the amount of antiquing to get exactly what we wanted.

They were expensive but still holding up well after 3 years.

Cheers,
Richard B.

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Re: Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by a twig » Wed 28th Jul, 2021 9:42 pm

We bought our Chesterfield sofa bed from designersofas4u.co.uk - still looks as new 4 years and a house move later. Very keen pricing but not great customer service and very inflexible around deliveries.

For just over £800 was worth putting up with though

https://www.designersofas4u.co.uk/chest ... ial-offers

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Re: Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by 88v8 » Sun 1st Aug, 2021 10:18 am

Always good stocks on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... _PrefLoc=1 although some of them are not that old.
We bought ours at Abridge Auctions in, ummm, 1976. Mid Victorian, deep buttoned. Cost £60.
Had it reupholstered in tapestry, with some high-quality foam seat cushions.
Cost £550, which was over 5 months of the mortgage.
We hadn't asked the cost beforehand... we were horrified and very skint.

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But it was still perfect when we had to sell it for lack of space, in 2011.

I would always look for antique furniture for a period house.

Ivor

Craig89
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Re: Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by Craig89 » Tue 24th Aug, 2021 8:50 am

Thanks to everybody for there comments, especially Richard as we ended up going to the Saxon showroom on Friday and placing an order for a 3 and 2 seater Chesterfield along with a wingback chair and foot stool. We were torn on what colour/type of leather but the boss had the final decision on an antique tan colour.

They had a very impressive showroom, which also had a lookout over the factory floor where the sofas are hand built. We were browsing/procrastinating for over an hour, only being approached once by a member of staff asking if we needed any help with anything just to let her know which was refreshing, nothing worse than having your necked breathed down.

This is the design we chose for the 2 and 3 seater:
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I really liked this one but decided it wasn't as comfy or as practical (not as easy to clean the inevitable food spills from the sprogs). It is however in the colour we chose:
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This is the chair and stool we went for in that colour:
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I liked this green colour but was over ruled:
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And also attracted to the aged/worn look of this finish, again over ruled. Probably rightly so on both counts.
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Finally, whilst in the area I couldn't resist travelling a few miles further north to take in the India Mill chimney, being one of the last remaining chimneys as climbed by Fred Dibnah. https://youtu.be/3R3-YwDZrzg
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Re: Chesterfield sofa recommendations

Post by RBailey » Tue 24th Aug, 2021 9:52 am

Glad it worked out.

Good choice b y the way :lol:

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Cheers,
Richard B.

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