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buttoned furniture &

chesterfield sofas

It all started with an English Lord...

According to folklore, the chesterfield sofa was born in the 1700s, when a highly inventive bloke – Lord Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, is reported to have tackled the bothersome problem of creasing one’s suit when seated, by commissioning a local craftsman to design a comfortable sofa that would keep gentlemen’s garments crease-free. Today, Timothy Oulton's Chesterfield Redux reinterprets the chesterfield's tufted silhouette in bold, edgy finishes for an irreverent take on a classic.

Westminster Feather Sofa

Rich Vagabond Red leather meets soft, feather filled seat cushions for a more lived-in look. Classic chesterfield styling with a relaxed and casual feel, available in an array of finishes.


Westminster Button Sofa

A classic chesterfield silhouette in our epic, distressed Buck'dN Brok'n finish, steeped in personality. Available in a range of soft buttery leathers, exotic velvets and cool linens.


Serpentine Sofa

Named after the Serpentine River for its snaking curve at the front, lending this chesterfield a more feminine silhouette. Swathed here in exotic Peeling Ceiling velvet.


Tribeca Tufted Sofa

Oversized proportions and a classically tufted exterior maintain a sumptuous sophistication in the Tribeca Tufted sofa; a contemporary nod to the timeless chesterfield.




The Westminster Button sofa in Jack'dN Brok'n has all the daring hallmarks of Timothy Oulton coupled with authentic handcraftsmanship. This innovative finish is created from aniline leathers that have been overpainted with the Union Jack graphic and then heavily distressed by skilled master craftsmen. Simple wooden and serrated tools are used to score, scratch and break the surface of the leather on the finished piece, for an extreme, heavily distressed look.


Tuft Love

Get tufted with Timothy Oulton's modern buttoned furniture

Alongside the chesterfield collection, we offer a range of buttoned beds, chairs, sofas, and dog beds, all tufted by hand using time-honoured techniques and available in an array of beautiful materials.


Tim Oulton was always obsessed with Chesterfields. When he was working in the antiques industry back in the early days, he would buy any Chesterfield sofa put in front of him – even the broken ones, using his knowledge of materials and craftsmanship to restore them to new. Pictured here, antique Chesterfields procured by Tim and sold through our sister company Rare by Oulton. Today, this passion continues to burn strong in Tim's son Oli, complementing the Chesterfield's authenticity of materials and craftsmanship with a fresh energy to shake off its old-fashioned persona and get some modern attitude.