Why pick an S.W. James

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

S.W. James is home to some of the most sumptuous and comfortable Chesterfield’s that can be found. We put our heart and soul into hand-making Chesterfields and vintage leather sofas to love for a lifetime. We aim to create pieces of furniture that will become part of your family.

Every S.W. James is handmade just for you.
We want you to be proud to say you have an S.W. James in your home and know its a piece of unique furniture you can truly call your own.


Perfectly crafted chesterfields built in the UK

Why pick an S.W. James

a personal service like no other

We want every new customer that chooses S.W. James to have a unique and enjoyable experience with us. We believe in old-fashioned customer service and standards. Our customers have total peace of mind when choosing S.W. James for their furniture.

Our happy customers speak for themselves…

“It is rare in this day and age to receive a quality of product …with brilliant communication and a delivery team who overcame a tricky obstacle to get this into my home. Absolutely superb from start to finish.”

5 Star review from Trustpilot

English heritage chesterfields

S.W. James Heritage

A piece of furniture you can truly call your own

If you choose an S.W. James of your own, it will be commissioned and made entirely by hand for you.

The story of every S.W. James created begins in our production studios nestled just outside Manchester, in the north-west of England. Each S.W. James is lovingly handcrafted there by a small, profoundly accomplished team of Chesterfield makers.

To see how our Chesterfields are handmade, watch our short video.

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Chesterfields hand made in England

Welcome to the Family

A tailored customer experience

By combining our traditional, customer focused service with our finely tuned digital experience, we can create a contemporary tailoring experience like no other.

Our digital service allows you to create and customise your own perfect sofa via our website. So you no longer need to spend your weekend’s visiting showroom after showroom trying to find the perfect Chesterfield or leather sofa. You can trust us to make your perfect item for you. As soon as you order we work side by side with you to create your perfect sofa. Once it’s completed, we have it delivered for free straight into your home at your convenience.

When your new S.W. James is delivered to you, you will be the owner of a one-off piece, you can truly call your own.

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Rated 4.8/5 On TrustPilot

03 August 2018

Excellent job SW James

Working with Warren has been a true pleasure. He has an old-fashioned mentality to customer service, and has helped throughout the entire process. We talked regularly on the phone and email. Its been a great experience. He helped me choose the correct sofa and even made a custom size to fit in a smaller space.

Thank you very much for everything. The quality of my new SW James is incredible. I would highly recommend this company.

Dom Fee

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

04 August 2018

Such a nice team!

Ordered our new suite with SWJames and these guys were great the whole way through. They helped us choose a beautiful red wool that goes perfectly with our living room. Their Chesterfields look amazing in red and the wool was a perfect alternative to leather. Started off with a combination in mind but eventually ended up with a sofa, sofa bed and chair that fit the space so well. You can't even tell its a sofa bed!! Chose casters for the feet which is great for hoovering. Love that they add their little union flag on each piece, beautifully handmade pieces by British Craftsmen. So glad I talked with these guys and got their advice, couldn't be happier.

Lucy Black

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

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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.

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handmade Chesterfield hand built in England


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 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 centuries with its cheap, poorly and mass-produced aesthetics which are mainly imported, 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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Chesterfields built to last

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, 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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Our British made Chesterfield sofa and chair range


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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The S.W. James Team

we’re here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call the team today for a friendly chat on

+44 (0)161 359 5462

Or email Warren and the team by clicking here : warren@swjames.com.

Our office hours are Mon- Fri 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 4pm. 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.