Why Pick An S.W. James

Made By Hand, Made In Britain,
Made For Comfort, Made Just For You

The Chesterfields luxurious, deep buttoned style has become internationally recognised.
At S.W. James we are proud and committed to supporting an English manufacturing institution, keeping this handmade art form very much alive.


Handmade The Traditional Way

At S.W. James we are proud to still be creating handmade, British furniture in the manner they were made traditionally.

Every piece we make is exclusive to S.W. James and is handmade just for you. We don’t hold stock, so each piece is a one-off commission. No S.W. James is ever the same.

If like us, you are less than enamoured with the direction modern furniture production is heading in the 21 century with its poorly made, cheap and mass-produced aesthetics you will be happy to hear we are maintaining the standards of the master craftsmen.

Our production team is now handing down the closely guarded traditional finishing techniques of Chesterfield production to the next generation of apprentices.

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Peace Of Mind

Our Guarantee And Your Peace Of Mind

We want you to have peace of mind when ordering your new Chesterfield from us. We have established a set of values, including free shipping and 28 day return policy and a 25 year frame guarantee, to help put your mind at ease when ordering your S.W. James Chesterfield via our website.

We want the buying process to be as relaxing as sitting in an S.W. James.

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S.W. James Heritage

We Only use the Finest Materials

We have spent countless hours selecting our vintage leathers, fabrics, sumptuous cushioning and comfort focused design. All our items use only the finest materials we can source and are designed & built by a small team in Greater Manchester, England.

S.W. James – Comfort, Luxury And Heritage

A Comfortable Chesterfield To Call Your Own

Infusing luxury and comfort into our Chesterfields and sofas is our most important goal. Every S.W. James we create comes with our Signature Comfort Blend of soft cushions atop of hardwood frames and sprung seat bases.

Made entirely by hand. The story of every S.W. James begins in our production studios nestled just outside Manchester, in the north-west of England. Each S.W. James is lovingly handcrafted to order by a small and profoundly accomplished team of furniture makers.

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Our Range

At S.W. James our intention is to only ever run a small, curated product range. By doing so we are afforded the luxury of refining every single detail of our designs.

All our items are designed and built by a small team in Greater Manchester, England.

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Try our free swatches to experience first hand the quality of our upholstery


S.W. James co-founder

If you are considering an S.W. James, I feel picking a selection of swatches is the best place to get started. You can experience first hand the quality of our upholstery. If you have any questions, call me on 0161 359 5462 or email us

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Touch and Feel

To truly understand how inviting our leathers and fabrics are, let your senses explore the textures for themselves.


To get an accurate sense of our colour range, you need to experience them first hand. (We have been as precise as we can to represent accurate colour on our website, but it's always best to see colours for yourself.)

Wear, Tear & Characteristics

Touch them, scratch them, spill on them. Try out the resilience of our fabrics and leathers for yourself to judge if they right for you.