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TALK | Thomas Chippendale, Master Craftsman, Designer and Entrepreneur, by...

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2018 marks the tercentenary of the birth of the entrepreneurial furniture-maker and designer Thomas Chippendale. This lecture, by Chippendale expert and curator James Lomax, explores the life, work and legacy of the craftsman, whose styles ranged from mid-Georgian and English Rococo to fashionable Neoclassical. His innovative pattern book, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director, published in 1754, was used by stylish patrons and furniture-makers across the UK and in America, and was even translated into French. To mark this anniversary year, a number of institutions and historic houses have joined together to create a special programme of exhibitions and events. Lomax highlights some of these, along with places where collections of Chippendale’s furniture can still be enjoyed in situ in the country houses for which they were originally designed.

Image: Drawing for two Dressing Tables, 1760. © The Chippendale Society

Exhibition Credit: ‘Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: A Celebration of British Craftsmanship & Design’ at Leeds City Museum, 9 February to 9 June

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