Modern history. Rolled arms and lush button-tufting harken back to the ever-popular Chesterfield sofa that was first commissioned by the Earl of Chesterfield in the 17th century. Taking these quintessential elements and bringing them forward in today's modern rooms adds much charm and character to any setting. This Flixton Sofa is not just for the gentleman's library anymore. Upholstered in a quirky blue velvet that has a silky sheen and luxuriously soft hand.