Thomas Chippendale

(1718—1779) cabinet-maker and designer

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Cabinet‐maker and designer, the son of a Yorkshire joiner, he set up business in London about the 1750s. Chippendale designed an extensive range of furniture, carpets, wallpapers, and brassware, from the elaborate yet delicate for the homes of gentry, to the simple and unpretentious for their servants' quarters. In 1754 he published The Gentleman and Cabinet‐Maker's Director which influenced style in Europe and America.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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