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Thomas Chippendale


Thomas Chippendale the Elder (1718-1779)
Yorkshire born, a highly skilled cabinet maker and designer, published in 1754 his ‘’Gentleman & Cabinet Maker’s Director’, a volume of instantly recognisable and idiosyncratic designs, that was reprinted time and again, serving as an essential manual for cabinet makers the length and breadth of England. Working from 60-62 St Martins Lane, London his output is regarded as the ne plus ultra of 18th century English cabinet making. His company furnished inter alia, Harewood House and Nostell Priory.