Dudley Chair in Dark brown Vintage leather

Here we have Dudley, the very first leather sofa we introduced into the S.W. James range – and doesn’t he just know it. Solid and stocky – with strong, square arms that offer ample room for nestling down into – Dudley in Dark brown vintage leather promises to bring a bold touch to even the smallest of rooms.

Dimensions: 94cm wide x 100cm deep x 86cm high

Yours for $4,561.31

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Colour: Vintage Dark Brown

As every S.W. James is made by hand we can make your perfect sofa in all sizes & all leathers and fabrics.

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An Introduction to Dudley:
About our vintage leather:
How our Chesterfields are made:

Overall Dimensions

94cm wide x 100cm deep x 86cm high - Will it fit?

Seat Dimensions

60cm wide x 60cm deep

Due to the hand made nature of our items, please allow for a tolerance of +/- 4cm
All our sofas are designed to fit through a standard sized door frame. Learn more by clicking below.


Kiln dried - heavy duty hardwood frame - Learn more


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Seat Cushions

No studs - piping detail - Learn more


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Here we have Dudley , the very first 1 seater leather sofa we introduced into the S.W. James range – and doesn’t he just know it. Solid and stocky – with strong, square arms that offer ample room for nestling down into – Dudley in Dark brown vintage leather promises to bring a bold touch to even the smallest of rooms. He was born to make a statement, and models himself on the more hard-headed leaders of history, like Winston Churchill. When he’s not making impassioned speeches or engaging in intense debate, he makes the perfect feature addition to your interiors.

Dudley’s clean-cut 1 seater style is a perfect representation of his no-nonsense pragmatism. This is a man only interested in facts – in particular, the facts of his extra-deep seat cushions, packed with the S.W. James’ signature comfort blend of layered foam and Dacron fabric. In Dudley’s case, we’ve also filled his back cushions with this same blend – married with their gentle reclining quality, this makes Dudley the perfect back support to facilitate guilt-free lounging.

Perhaps, like Dudley, you’re imagining pursuing your own dreams of becoming Prime Minister as you peruse the pages of a broadsheet, atop his soft, sumptuous cushions – wrapped in S.W. James’ warm, vintage leather – or you’re simply looking to switch off for the day. Whatever your goal, allow Dudley to lead the way.

Here at S.W. James, infusing luxurious comfort into our Chesterfields and sofas has always been our most important goal. You’ll be pleased to know we’ve succeeded in creating the most comfortable and sumptuous Chesterfields you will find. ...In fact, we’re proud to say we are The Home of the Comfortable Chesterfield.

 Our journey to supreme comfort:

The journey hasn’t been easy, but the end result is something truly special – you’d be surprised just how far a dream, dedication, and a whole lot of foam and springs can take you! Now, our team takes pride in infusing our unique, special blend of comfort into each and every S.W. James Chesterfield and sofa that leaves our workshop.

All of our S.W. James products are made perfect with our signature blend of soft, squidgy foam cushioning as standard. Over the years, we’ve taken the time to perfect our exclusive filling to create a plush, ample seat – carefully blended to last a lifetime.

So, how do we infuse the comfort?

1 - Comfort to the core
It’s no secret that strength and great character call for strong foundations, and it’s the same for Chesterfield sofas. For a first-rate piece of furniture that will seat your family through generations, it’s important to know that your Chesterfield is quality to the core.

In addition to a solid oak, kiln-dried frame that’s been dowelled and stapled for maximum strength, each one of our Chesterfields is bolstered with a sprung base. Working together with the frame, the sprung base provides supreme comfort as well as support. Elsewhere in the industry, these are often charged as an optional extra, but the S.W. James team doesn’t believe in doing things by halves, so you can trust all our sofas boast a customary sprung base.

2 - Plush, padded cushions
As we mentioned above, we’ve worked alongside our expert design team to create a unique comfort cushion blend that’s exclusive to S.W. James. Throughout our process of creating the perfect cushioning, we chose to emphasise two factors – comfort and durability.

The result? Our signature S.W. James comfort blend cushions have three separate layers of comfort. While this careful balance of firmness and flexibility is a closely guarded company secret, we promise our unique combination of springs and multilevel cushioning work together to provide supreme relaxation.

3 - Packing a punch
Sometimes more truly is well… more. At S.W. James, we add a little extra to all of our sofas for maximum quality. From each individual arm, right across the length of the back, each handmade S.W. James Chesterfield and sofa has been imbued with generous amounts of foam for premium comfort and increased support. The finished product isn’t just lovely and comfortable to relax on – it’s also a much more grand addition to your interiors, with a solid, regal stature.

Need to feel it to believe it? Come and take a seat to experience how comfortable our Chesterfields and sofas really are
We appreciate comfort can subjective, and everyone’s take on it is different. That’s why we’re always happy to invite you to come and try out our handmade Chesterfields and sofas before you buy. Please contact Warren on 0161 359 5462 to arrange your appointment, and be sure to ask after Huxley – our most sizable, sumptuous Chesterfield.

50% Deposit. Pay On Completion 

We are happy to offer the option to put a 50% deposit down on your new S.W. James. We only take a 50% deposit on order so your balance can be paid just before your new S.W. James gets wrapped and ready to be delivered to its new home. To learn more contact Warren

0% Finance

0% Finance available is available on most orders - please contact us if your interested in our finance options to get the ball rolling.

Delivered Free Into Your Home

We work with a trusted delivery team. A white glove team will make sure your new S.W. James is nestled perfectly in your home for you.

28 Days 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. We offer a no-hassle return policy. Live with it, lounge on it, if you don’t love it, we’ll understand.

Your piece is covered for 25 year guarantee

Buying an S.W. James is completely risk-free. We have endeavoured to make our buying process as relaxing as sitting in one of our sofas.

Every S.W. James comes with a 25 year frame guarantee. On completion, every S.W. James goes through a full quality checklist that is managed by our senior production manager. Our guarantee covers loose joints, timber breakage and spring rail breakage.


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The Dudley in Vintage Leather

Key features

Why choose the Dudley

Curl up and relax

The Dudley has been introduced as a perfect companion for you to curl up and relax in. Ideal for losing track of the day for a while. Perhaps with the morning papers, a new book …or maybe even a good drink or two.

When you drop into the beautiful feather filled cushions, you’ll get snuggly cocooned and embraced by our inviting vintage leather.

Modern design

Informal And Relaxed

With the Dudley we stripped back some of the more formal details we usually add to our Chesterfields to present a more relaxed look. We have stiped back the studs and deep buttoning to present a simpler, cleaner look.

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