"Chippendale Furniture: The Work Of Thomas Chippendale And His Contemporaries In The Rococo Style" 1968 COLERIDGE, Anthony

COLERIDGE, Anthony

[229] pp.

w/ 420 plates

Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./ Publisher

1968

11.25" x 9.25"

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) was a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs in a trade catalogue titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, upon which success he became renowned. The designs are regarded as representing the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are now reproduced globally. He was buried 16 November 1779, according to the records of St Martin-in-the-Fields, in the cemetery since built upon by the National Gallery. Chippendale furniture is much valued; a padouk cabinet that was offered for auction during 2008 sold for £2,729,250.

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