Our S.W. James No. 17 3 Seater

Your S.W. James No. 17

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Our S.W. James No. 17 Chesterfield Sofa in Grey Vintage Leather, 3 Seater

The deep, plentiful seat reclines gently back creating a perfect environment for spreading out

Our S.W. James No. 17 Chesterfield Sofa in Grey Vintage Leather, 3 Seater

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An introduction to our S.W. James No. 17

Our new No.17 is a huge leather Chesterfield sofa. Designed to get a reaction. With an incredibly deep seat and a back that gently slopes, you can really slouch and spread out in this Chesterfield, hell you can almost lie in it.

With its oversized dimensions and hand-tufted back and arms the S.W. James design team have really come into their own with the No.17. Mixing the elegance of our traditional Chesterfield with an oversized, reclined frame taken from our sofa range. The combination of the two creates a luxurious, yet elegant piece.

To complete the No.17 we have covered it in our expensive hand-finished vintage leather, creating the distinctive S.W. James signature look. (We can also cover the No.17 in our beautiful Herringbone wool or plush velvet should you prefer).

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Our Collection of Vintage Leathers


Design Features

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Hand Made For You

Proud to be british made

Why Choose an S.W. James Chesterfield No.17

made by hand, made in britain,
made just for you

Made with extraordinary care and attention to detail, the style of the No.17 is a result of master craftsmanship. Every step of the production process to create this beautiful Chesterfield sofa is performed by hand, to accomplish the most authentic finish.

Our stunning No.17 Chesterfield Sofa

S.W. James No.17

Deep, Stocky …and very Comfy

The deep, plentiful seat reclines gently back creating a perfect environment for lounging and spreading out. Filled with our sumptuous feather wrapped foam combination.

Sofas built with decades of knowledge

S.W. James No.17

The Devil is in the Detail

The No.17 makes a big impression in any room, either as a stand-alone feature piece or mixed with a collection of other furniture.

Made by Experts

We believe in firmly honouring design, craftsmanship & traditional production methods

Made in Britain

A collection of hand designed & hand built English Chesterfields, made in the north of England

Made just for you

Every S.W. James Chesterfield sofa and chair we create is lovingly hand made just for you

English Craftsmanship

Hand crafted Chesterfields, just for you

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Design Features

hand picked leathers, feathers & fabrics

Every leather and fabric chosen for the SW James collection has been hand-picked by the team. Selecting the perfect leather and fabric ranges to represent S.W. James has been a true labour of love. We have spent countless hours perfecting our choices.

S.W. James – Leathers

All leather chosen for the S.W. James collection have been hand-picked by the team & sourced from Italian tanneries

S.W. James – Feathers

Our feather wrapped foam consist of wonderfully soft foam surrounded by a scrumptious feather wrapping

S.W. James – Fabrics

Our wonderful fabric ranges have been crafted by some of the longest-standing working wool mills in England

Rated 4.8/5 On TrustPilot

03 August 2018

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa, sofabed and chairs! Superb quality in design, manufacture and materials, looks stunning, and soooo comfortable. Could not recommend more highly. British craftsmanship at its best! Thank you for the excellent service and advice.

Helen Oliver

09 August 2018

Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen

When our sofa maker went bust we searched the internet and found SW James and asked whether they could help us with a Chesterfield sofa bed. The service we received was fantastic...they produced exactly the same sofa for us and even hand delivered it through an upstairs window and it is perfect! We would recommend this company to absolutely everybody we know. Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen.

Piers Smart

15 August 2018

Even better than expected

Warren called me as soon as I'd made my order on the site. He was really helpful and informative. I was impressed by his friendly and informed approach, he explained how the order was going to be made for me by hand and how the sofa will be delivered. The delivery team were excellent on the day of delivery and had my sofa in place really quickly. I simply love our new no2 sofa. This is my first Sw James and I'm so happy with it. I recommend this company. I will return again soon.


17 August 2018

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service I received from them. Warren is a Gent and goes that extra mile.

We had oiginally ordered from another company that subsequently went bust. Warren did everything he could to help us from our initial contact and custom made a piece to our specification. He kept in touch every step of the way.

I would never consider another company when buying a chesterfield. Beautiful, handcrafted furniture with faultless service. Thanks for everything

Jamie Overson

21 August 2018

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w…

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w James they were so helpful and couldn't do enough to help.When it arrived I was so please with the workmanship that went into making the sofa. I'm so happy with s w James that I have now decided to purchase a matching chesterfield armchair I would with out doubt recommend this company. Mrs Rawlings

Mrs Paulette Rawlings

18 September 2018

Great service from order to delivery

It is rare in this day and age to receive a quality of product as this ( 3 seater no. 10) with brilliant communication and a delivery team who overcame a tricky obstacle to get this into my home. Absolutely superb from start to finish.

Sunil Patel

03 December 2018

A uniformly excellent experience from…

A uniformly excellent experience from first website view to post-delivery email. Superb.

James Woking

04 December 2018

Simply wonderful service and products. The highest of recommendations.

The company has consistently delivered high quality customer support through frequent communication informing me of the delivery and care of the products. They have also maintained a human feel through treating me as a Person and not another number. The quality of the furniture is wonderfully high and every visitor has commented on their finish and comfort. I would highly recommend this company and I hope to be ordering more from them in the future.


05 December 2018

These guys go above and beyond and I…

These guys go above and beyond and I would certainly shop here again without hesitation.

Musson Family

08 December 2018

My experience of SW James was wonderful…

My experience of SW James was wonderful from beginning to end. Their customer service, obvious love of their products and dedication to their business was very apparent and made choosing and purchasing my sofas and the bespoke window seat cushion they designed and produced for me a joy. We are delighted with the Chesterfields and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SW James to anyone.


25 January 2019

I can't recommend S W James highly enough

I can't recommend S W James highly enough. We've been absolutely delighted with the service from start to finish - professional, transparent and attentive. Warren was so helpful, and either on the end of the phone to answer questions, or would call back very quickly if we couldn't get hold of him straightaway. He made us feel like we were his only customer - not easy when you're as successful and busy as S W James are! Everything that has happened has done so exactly how and when they said it would, including making one of the sofas slightly smaller to fit the space. The customer service has been outstanding. The delivery team also exceeded expectations, and were polite, informed and handled our gorgeous new chesterfield sofas with care. The sofas themselves, and a matching footstool are unbelievably beautiful and comfortable. I can't stop looking at them!! And sitting on them!!! I looked at a lot of Chesterfields before buying, and these are by far the best I've seen. Thank you to Warren and all of the team.

Nick and Mel Jones

2 August 2019

SWJames superb company

SWJames are a company that are hard to find today in the UK, their chesterfield sofas are a thing of beauty, the quality of their craftsmanship, the leather, the overall appearance of the sofa and the comfort is absolutely outstanding. To cap it off they are manufactured in the UK. Warren kept us up to date with the progress of its manufacture. We have seen chesterfields from various large retailers and this chesterfield blows the socks off them all. Thanks to Warren and the team at SWJames for brilliant chesterfield sofa .


30 November 2019

Sofa king quality!

We had been looking for a sofa for some time, a major piece for our new home. But nothing we had looked at, in budget or even exceeding the budget, lept out, inspired or filled us with much confidence.

In all honesty, it always felt a little bit of a risk for us, buying a sofa on line. The fact that we couldn't physically sit on one was initially a concern. But after finding the S W James website and reading about their work ethic, the materials used and general high standards involved, the hunch to go to them struck a cord with us instantly.

We've always been so cautious when it comes to our hard earned cash, but after further procrastination and reading previous glowing reviews, in the end, we bit the bullet. It felt right to proceed with ordering a Number 15, two seater in vintage brown. Essentially having faith in our hunch. And thank goodness we did! The finished piece is so much better in every way than anything else we looked at! We couldn't be happier! It looks better than we imagined and fits our small livingroom perfectly.

As well as the shear asthetics, it is so comfortable to sit on! The colour and texture of the leather is second to none! It has a very contemporary, modern, firm but vintage elegance. A true testament to the guys and the level of knowledge and craftsmanship at S W James.

Well worth following ones instincts! And, on a side note, I'm definitely more of an 'old school' kind of guy, so being able to call, talk, have a conversation and discuss options directly, was, for me, absolutely the right way to go about configuring our sofa. For the money and quality, you'll be getting an absolute top draw, British made product!


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Sizes and Colours

The S.W. James No. 17 sofa is available in over 2 configurations...


Our S.W. James No. 17 sofa size guide

Overall Dimensions

Width - 2240 (mm)
Depth - 1200 (mm)
Height - 900 (mm)


FREE: 10 - 11 weeks (made to order)

Starting From:


3 Seater Chesterfield Sofa size diagram

Seat Dimensions:

1400mm(w) x 790mm(d)

Seat Cushions:

Signature Comfort Blend

Back Cushions:

Tufted and deep buttoned

Frame Construction:

100% Solid Beech Wood

SofaBed Option:



Yes: No Border


Tub Feet


No Pins

Due to the hand made nature of our items, please allow for a tolerance of +/- 20mm on the final sofa size.

Overall Dimensions

Width - 2450 (mm)
Depth - 1200 (mm)
Height - 900 (mm)


FREE: 10 - 11 weeks (made to order)

Starting From:


4 Seater Chesterfield Sofa size diagram

Seat Dimensions:

1600mm(w) x 790mm(d)

Seat Cushions:

Signature Comfort Blend

Back Cushions:

Tufted and deep buttoned

Frame Construction:

100% Solid Beech Wood

SofaBed Option:



Yes: No Border


Tub Feet


No Pins

Due to the hand made nature of our items, please allow for a tolerance of +/- 20mm on the final sofa size.

Tales from the S.W. James Family

Living with an S.W. James Chesterfield

Living with your S.W. James Chesterfield

Simply wonderful to come home to ready for a relaxing night

Dom & Family

(with his new No.5 Chesterfield in Vintage Dark Brown Leather)

Hi Warren and the guys at S.W James. I just wanted to mail you to let you know how much we love our new Chesterfield. We've just had a lovely dinner whilst admiring our No5 at the other side of the kitchen as the night draws in, it takes on such a different look and feel as the light changes in the room. Its such a sumptuous piece of furniture and an absolute credit to everyone who has made it as beautiful as it.

Why we love it:

Feels to be getting better

"Everytime I sit down it gathers a little more character and seems to become more comfortable."

Smells truly beautiful

"The smell of the leather has completely filled the room, I love it. It's like therapy!"

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Ordering and receiving your new S.W. James Chesterfield should be as relaxing as sitting in one.

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We work with a trusted delivery team that has a proud heritage spanning six decades in the specialist field of furniture transport & delivery. A white glove team will make sure your new S.W. James is nestled perfectly in your home for you.

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28 Day to Try It In Your Home

We couldn’t imagine why, but if you don’t love your new S.W. James when it arrives, you can always return it. Live with it, lounge on it, if you don’t love it, we’ll understand.

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The only place you can buy your S.W. James. Every Chesterfield in our range is unique to S.W James

Stress free delivery

We will ship your S.W. James to you free of charge, and keep you posted with updates as its being built

Peace of mind

28 days return should your new S.W. James Chesterfield sofa or chair should it not meet your satisfaction

Got a question?

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S.W. James. – Co-Founder

Ordering your own Chesterfield is a very personal decision so you will have questions. Don’t worry, we are here to help. We’re a passionate team and love to talk about our Chesterfields. We will look after you every step of the way and ensure you are happy with your new Chesterfield.

Our office hours are Mon- Fri 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 3pm. Feel free to call any time. If the office is closed just leave a short message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively email us any time you like.

0161 359 5462