The Chesterfield is a sofa that often sparks lively debate. Those who say they dislike them often have memories of a parent’s old Chesterfield, hard of seat, bereft of personality and covered in hard shiny leather. Our Chesterfields are different, they don’t divide opinion at all, they are simply loved. They effortlessly woo the doubters, not only are they delightful to behold they are also fantastically comfortable. The Pelham is our most timeless with slimmer arms, a flatter top and luxurious duck and reflex seat cushions. The buttons are deep and the facings can be piped in a contrast colour or nailed with a stud of your choice. Each Pelham takes up to a week to upholster in a fabulous soft leather, hardy wool or lush velvet but it is definitely worth the time and care taken as the result is the one of the most beautiful English Chesterfields that you can buy.

Pelham ottoman                 W: 100cm  D: 60cm H: 45cm          Fabric required: 3 mtrs             Leather required: 5 sq. mtrs              
Pelham 1.0 arm chair         W: 120cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 10 mtrs           Leather required: 10 sq. mtrs          
Pelham 1.5 seat sofa          W: 150cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 11 mtrs           Leather required: 12 sq. mtrs            
Pelham 2.0 seat sofa          W: 180cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 12 mtrs           Leather required: 15 sq. mtrs            
Pelham 2.5 seat sofa          W: 210cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 14 mtrs           Leather required: 18 sq. mtrs            
Pelham 3.0 seat sofa          W: 240cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 16 mtrs           Leather required: 21 sq. mtrs            
Pelham 3.5 seat sofa          W: 270cm D: 98cm H: 75cm           Fabric required: 18 mtrs           Leather required: 24 sq. mtrs            

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Rume sofas are not available to purchase online for good reason. We build them one at a time from scratch to the highest possible standard, to the individual specification of our clients, in our Sussex workshops. Our sofas are an exceptional blend of tradition and innovation with frames from first grade kiln dried beech with glued, screwed and dowelled joints, legs in a timber and finish of your choice and with upholstery employing the finest modern materials and techniques. Rume design and make beautiful timeless furniture that is built to last and as such represents good value for money. If you are interested in our sofas and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not drop us a line via the CONTACT US button above and we can advise and provide you with a provisional quotation. Based on your preferences we can then send you a range of fabric, leather or timber samples and guide you through the process of final selection by correspondence. Our lead times are approximately ten weeks and we can deliver anywhere within the United Kingdom and international transport can be arranged on a case by case basis.

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Frame: Kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Hand folded pleats, deep buttons, your choice of pipe or stud.
Seat: Duck feather/reflex cushions. Back: Multi density reflex, matrix web.
Legs: Solid hand turned ash, oak or walnut natural or stained, low sheen.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected by correspondence.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.


Rume delivers its furniture
throughout the UK. International
transport can also be arranged
on a case by case basis.

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