The button tufted design is credited to the famous Chesterfield Sofa, a luxurious couch allegedly commissioned by the trendsetting 4th Earl of Chesterfield, so men could sit upright in comfort without wrinkling their clothing. This Round Button Tufted Coffee Table embraces this decorative style and provides a sophisticated, versatile, and comfortable seat and table. Its upholstered top, column legs, and plank bottom shelf make it an instant classic. We love that the cushioned top is button tufted, taupe linen (which varies slightly in color with each). It gives it some added texture and firmness that is important for a table of this sort.