The Chesterfield is a traditional design and incorporates traditional finishing techniques that are rigorously observed. For this reason, Chesterfield sofas are a symbol of exceptional quality.

The most striking feature of a Chesterfield is the intricately pleated and buttoned back and arms. Deep-buttoning is an upholstery term describing a technique that originated during the early 19th century, a distinct diamond shaped, pleated fold pattern. The pattern was originally used to prevent loose stuffing from moving around within the upholstered frame, but it is now used primarily as a design feature and is symbolic and iconic of the Chesterfield.