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French Chesterfield Sofa

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96 Cecil French Chesterfield in Como Antique Gold velvet

96" Cecil French Chesterfield in Como Antique Gold velvet (Item shown above may include custom options)

15 Sizes
1,256 Colors

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Elegance, Impact, and Comfort, Too

Cecil is a stunning, high-impact Chesterfield sofa with a raised backrest, descending, recessed arm, and all the hand-finished details that make our furniture truly one-of-a-kind.

The distinctive diamond tufting and tight-back comfort we've become famous for are here, along with tons of sizes and our huge range of colors. In addition to a ton of ultra-tough, ultra-cleanable fabrics and leathers, all of our furniture is built for active households and businesses, with high-grade cushions, noiseless pocket coil suspensions, and (increasingly hard to find) hand-built lumber frames.

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Starting prices for each size shown below. Contact us for a specific price quote. We ship nationwide — learn more here.

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— Firmness Guide —

Back Firmness Level

The tufted backrest is firm and offers excellent lower back support.

Seat Firmness Level

High-quality seat cushions and our sag-free suspension make all-day use a delight. Tufted seat models sit firmer but still comfy. Cushion firmness can be adjusted softer or firmer upon request.

Pedigree, Construction, & Comfort

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Bench-made in North Carolina by skilled craftspeople.
  • Custom hardwood frame built from poplar lumber with blocking in all corners, double-dowel or mortise-and-tenon joinery, metal fasteners, and glue.
  • Our sag-free, ultra-durable pocket coil seat support system.
  • Seat cushions made from multi-density foam core, wrapped in channel-stitched down and feathers for plush yet supportive comfort.
  • Our foam is CertiPUR-US certified and is free of flame retardants.
  • Additional information about our construction.

Custom Options

Cecil can be customized to suit your unique needs and style. Create a truly one-of-a-kind piece of furniture by selecting from our extensive list of options. Need help? Contact us to speak with a furniture consultant.

  • Available in fifteen standard lengths or in sectional configurations. (Contact us for sectional information.)
  • Optional bench seat cushion configuration.
  • Optional high or low leg configuration.
  • Optional tufted seat cushion.
  • Choice of numerous fabric and leather families and colors.
  • Choice of leg style and color. (See options below.)
  • Optional nail head trim. (See color options below.)
  • Available as sleeper sofa.

37 Photos of Cecil

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102 Cecil sleeper sofa in Bruges Lilac velvet74 Cecil sofa in Perry Wool Mustard fabric96 Cecil French Chesterfield sofa in Como Antique Gold velvet102 Cecil sofa in Cannes Lapis blue velvet with English pine legs118x85 Cecil sectional sofa in Run Wyld Gentle Fawn performance leather96 Cecil sofa in Lafayette Maritime blue performance velvet97.5 Cecil sofa+chaise in Caprieze Good Greens leatherCecil sofa in Echo Flame red leather96 Cecil French Chesterfield sofa in Como Antique Gold velvetCecil sleeper sofa in Bella Dura Newcastle and Nassimi Greenwich performance fabricsCecil sectional in Belmont Hunter green leather96 Cecil sofa in Bruges Parisian Blue velvet91 Cecil sofa in Cheyenne Cliff Hanger brown performance leather102 Cecil sofa in Cannes Lapis blue velvet with English pine legsCecil Chesterfield sofa in hand-stained red leatherCecil Chesterfield sofa in green leatherCecil sofa in Como Bergamot velvetCecil sofa in blue hand-stained leather with tufted seat107 Cecil sofa in Berkshire Tan leather with tufted seatCecil French Chesterfield sofa in Mont Blanc Caramel brown leatherCecil Chesterfield sofa in Perspective Pitch Dark black leather with tufted seat107x95 Cecil sectional in Jay Honeycomb yellow performance fabricCecil sofa in navy leatherCecil sofa in brown leather69 Cecil Chesterfield love seat in Cortina Grape purple leather85 Cecil sofa in Nevada Ecru mohair96 Cecil French Chesterfield sofa in Como Antique Gold velvet80 Cecil sofa in Como Olive green velvetCecil Chesterfield sectional in brown leatherCecil Chesterfield sofa in Cheyenne Decoy green performance leatherCecil armchair in Echo Cigar leather96 Cecil sofa in Caprieze Copper Glaze leatherCecil sectional in brown leather with tufted seat in brown velvetCecil sleeper sofa in Bella Dura Newcastle and Nassimi Greenwich performance fabricsCecil armchair in brown leatherCecil Chesterifeld chair in grey leatherCecil tufted sofa in Como Dragonfly velvet

Find the Perfect Fit

All the dimensions you need to find the piece that fits your space.

Sizes & Starting Prices

Overall WidthInner Seating WidthFabricLeather
Love Seats
74"48½"$2,349$2,999Available as twin sleeper
91"65"$2,649$3,559Available as full sleeper
96"70½"$2,749$3,699Available as queen sleeper
Our sectionals are available in dozens of sizes and configurations. They use a similar frame system to our standalone sofas, but the lengths are a bit different. We can create equal and unequal length "L" and "U" layouts, sofa+chaise combinations, and more. Check out our available layouts, watch our videos about planning your sectional sofa, or contact us for our best fits for your space.
Sleeper Sofas
This profile is available with a twin, full, or queen sleeper pull out. We use American-made, extra-sturdy mechanisms and high-quality coilspring mattresses. We can also combine sleeper pull-outs with some sectional configurations. Learn more about our sleeper sofa sizes and options.

Available Depths

Overall DepthSeat Depth 
40"24"Standard. No charge

Sleeper sofa requires 40" depth.

Other Dimensional Tidbits

Overall Height34"
Seat Height18½"
Arm Height28"
Arm Width13"

Dimensions represent maximum sizes with legs and cushions in place for non-sleepers. Sleeper mechanisms and tufted seats can alter seat height. Sleeper sofas add approximately two inches to the overall, arm and seat heights. Tufted and tight seats subtract approximately one inch from seat height. Legs on most pieces can be removed to ease ingress. Please remember that our furniture is hand-built and that all dimensions are approximate.

Choices, Choices, & More Choices

Built just for you and your home.

Because we build everything to order — from scratch, for every customer — you can tailor your furniture to match your tastes perfectly. Here are some finishing details that will help you make your piece feel one-of-a-kind.

Fabric & Leather Colors

No one has a range of fabrics and leathers as extensive as ours...period. And we specialize in materials that are leagues ahead of our competition in terms of toughness and cleanability.

Your furniture is built to order in any of our 1,256 fabrics or leathers. Additionally, we're happy to build your piece using material that you provide (COM/COL).

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Seat Configurations

Customize your furniture's look and feel by selecting the cushion setup. Want a firmer or softer seat? We can help with that, too. Note that some configurations, including bench cushions and tufted seats, are added-cost options.

Two Cushions

Leg Styles

The following styles are available on this profile. Click on a style to see available stain finishes. Note that some styles are available at an added cost.

  • Turned (8500)
    Turned (8500)
  • Scalloped (9500)
    Scalloped (9500)
  • Square Taper
    Square Taper
  • Detailed Taper
    Detailed Taper
  • Notched Taper
    Notched Taper
  • Caster
    • Walnut
    • Espresso
    • Ebony
    • Aged Grey
      Aged Grey
    • Natural

    1. Caster legs are for aesthetics only and should never be used to roll furniture.

Nail Head Trim

Nail head trim is an added-cost option on this style. The nails can enhance the lines of a piece and can integrate furniture into the surrounding environment. The following finish colors are available.

Warm Tones

  • 03
  • 21
  • 12
  • 01
  • 37

Cool Tones

  • 13
  • 10
  • 41
  • 44
  • 22
  • 00


  • 08
  • 33
  • 38
  • 06
  • 46

Better From The Beginning

Our furniture is made in the U.S.A. (not <ahem> "North America") in our factory in North Carolina. We build exceptional furniture from the ground up, and the careful choices we have made in our construction methods separate the custom sofa we build for you from the stuff you get off some other website or catalog.

Detail of Sofa Frame

Old Fashioned

We build furniture the old-fashioned way, starting with a hand-built frame designed to last a lifetime. Many companies talk up their "kiln-dried, hardwood frames" but they are nothing more than CNC-cut plywood. Eww.

Our frames are truly handmade. Each piece of poplar is cut on a bandsaw, doweled, pinned, and screwed, the way traditional furniture frames were made 100 years ago. They take about eight times as long to build as machine-cut frames, but we believe it's well worth the extra attention. They're heavy, sturdy, and long-lasting. So long-lasting, in fact, that we warranty them for life.

A Better Spot to Sit

We think some of the most beautiful parts of a sofa are the ones you never see. Unlike most furniture companies that extract margins by opting for lower-grade components, we make excellent durability and comfort a standard feature.

Our US-made pocket coil suspensions provide more working wire per square foot than any other system, giving you a seat that is comfy, sag-free, noiseless, and guaranteed for life. Our cushions utilize a high-density foam core wrapped in a quilt of down and feathers, and pillows are a down/feather blend. Not down with down? No problem — we have excellent alternatives.

Detail of Sofa Construction
Detail of Sofa Construction

Made in the U.S.A.

Our furniture is built in our own dedicated, 25,000 square foot factory in Hickory, North Carolina — the capital of fine upholstery.

Unlike most furniture companies, we own our factory. This enables us to better control product quality, more immediately deliver new designs and innovations, ensure that our talented team has a safe and rewarding work environment, and maximize your quality-to-price ratio. Besides, have you tasted the chicken-fried steak in Hickory? Yum.

What Do You Guys Know About Furniture?

We know homes. We know furniture. And we know how to help.

What do we know? Quite a bit, it turns out. We have decades of experience in the world of interior design. Roger, in addition to building a career consulting clients the world over, created the Emmy-nominated show Sell This House, which educated home owners on design and real estate decisions. We've written and spoken all around the country as experts in color and design trends. And our team of furniture craftspeople have over a century of shared experience in the industry, with many of them representing second- and third-generation furniture makers.

New to R+C?

Allow us to brag a little bit.

While you may just be learning about us, we've shipped our hand-built furniture to every state in the nation and around the world.

In addition to building sofas for thousands of families, our furniture can be found in the offices of brands you know, including Starbucks, Google, Uber, Microsoft, Nike, CNN, and, like, a whole bunch more.

We've been written about, blogged about, and there's talk of a major studio making a feature film about our Higgins Chesterfield sofa. (Okay, that last one was a joke. But our Higgins did have a supporting role in Deadpool 2.)

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We've shipped our furniture to every state in the nation

From Our Customers

“It's our favorite furniture item.”

— Grant J.

“It's a show horse and work horse.”

— Lynn H.

“Kid-proof, husband-proof, red wine-proof, and beautiful!”

— Allison

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Customer image: Cecil sofa in Bruges Parisian Blue velvet
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Getting Help & Ordering

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We know — it's a lot to handle. Finding the right size, making sure you've selected fabric or leather that will work well in your home, and even figuring out the appropriate design direction.

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