Chesterfield Headboards: Excellence In Style For Over 250 years

You have probably heard of Chesterfield in relation to upholstered beds, headboards, divan bases, sofas etc with a recognisable diamond pattern. Chesterfield defines an unmistakable furniture style that has been popular for the last couple of centuries among royalties and common people alike. But do you know where it comes from?

What are the Chesterfield style origins?

As legend has it, the Chesterfield-style design was first commissioned in the 1700s by the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Phillip Stanhope. The Earl was a wealthy nobleman in Georgian era, which is renowned for the most gracious periods in British history. The story goes that he wanted a striking leather sofa with a low seat and high back to allow his gentlemen to sit comfortably without creasing their suits. As a result, the iconic Chesterfield design was created.

As an admired politician and nobleman, he was somewhat of a trendsetter too. But how exactly did these first few Chesterfield sofas become world-renowned? It’s believed that, on his deathbed, On March 24th, 1773 Lord Stanhope told his butler to ‘give Mr Dayrolles a chair’, intending for his butler to pull up a seat for his godson, Mr Dayrolles. However, his butler interpreted this to mean that the Chesterfield chair should be passed onto him and arranged for it to be transported to his home. It wasn’t long before other wealthy members of the upper-class society had their own Chesterfield sofas and chairs commissioned for their homes, cementing the style as a sign of wealth and class.

Britain began to expand around the globe between the late 16th and early 18th centuries, forming what we know as the British Empire. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Empire reached its peak, Wherever the British went, they brought along their favourite furniture, including the Chesterfield.  Becoming associated with luxury and quality the world over, it continued to grow in popularity and featured in many locations where a touch of class was desired. Before long, the luxurious Chesterfield design became a huge hit all across the world, exemplifying class and style wherever it went.

The Chesterfield design in the 21st century

In the 21st century, Chesterfield-inspired furniture can be found in various forms, including sofas, chairs, headboards, and other upholstered pieces. The classic diamond pattern continues to define the Chesterfield aesthetic, making it a sought-after choice for those who appreciate both tradition and style in their interior decor.

As trends come and go, the Chesterfield design, which began as a status symbol, remains stylish. Throughout centuries, this design has never looked out of place - whether it be a sofa, armchair or headboard, the elegance of the diamond button design endures.

Magna Beds’ exclusive collection of Chesterfield Headboards, is a tribute to the timeless elegance inspired by the Georgian-themed style, whether it was accidentally or intentionally introduced by Lord Phillip Stanhope more than 250 years ago. Our Chesterfield Headboards exude sophistication from every perspective, featuring a delightful cushioned design adorned with meticulously hand-upholstered button detailing for an impeccable touch. 

Choose from a variety of styles, all featuring Chesterfield-inspired designs that reflect bold classical aesthetics. These headboards gracefully enhance our beds, creating a striking focal point in any bedroom. Crafted with care in the UK, our headboards come with a swift and hassle-free delivery service, ensuring you won't have to wait long for your new Chesterfield headboard.

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Anonymous

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Excellent quality and fast delivery. Will be ordering from them again!

5 days ago

bernadette mcconville

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Excellent, wonderful, awsome, service. i picked some samples first, then ordered it online. it came in about 10 days, from a u.k. company. The delivery person was wonderful, so helpful. They were 2 single stand alone headboards, i loved them, i ordered the Lipped chesterfield upholstered ones, fabric, naples soft velvet, with buttons to match. i keep looking at them in the bedroom and thinking how wonderful they are, with the jewel buttons down each side. the company is easy to phone and speak to someone who told me when i would receive them, tracking was great. i would recommend this company and buy again.

7 days ago

Geoff Young

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excellent product, well made, easy to fit and kept up todate with order progress.

7 days ago

Tim mullett

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Magna beds service was superb, however their courier leavs a lot to be desired

14 days ago

Emma Smith

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Excellent customer service and good communication with the courier too. Great product and quality at a very competitive price.

18 days ago

Anonymous

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We are very pleased with our headboard. We looked at similar ones in bed stores which were at least 3 times the price so we were a bit dubious. But this was unfounded as the quality and finish is excellent. It is solidly made and very heavy. It was made to order. The communication was excellent from order to delivery. It arrived on time and very well wrapped/protected. We would happily buy from Magna Beds again and would recommend.

1 months ago

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Excellent customer service

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Melanie Borland

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Excellent knowledgeable customer service. Good quality product delivered earlier than anticipated.

2 months ago

Helen Manwaring

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Really helpful at the telephone and informed of delivery at every stage

2 months ago

Deborah Scott

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Very pleased with our headboard. The delivery was a week early than initially advised. The quality is excellent. The packaging was very sturdy to avoid any potential transportation damage. The headboard kooks fantastic. Very pleased with quality , cost & service.

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