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Thomas Chippendale (probably born at OtleyWest Riding of Yorkshire, baptised at Otley 16 June [O.S. 5 June] 1718 – November 1779)[ was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. The designs are regarded as reflecting the current London fashion for furniture for that period and were used by other cabinet makers outside London.


Chippendale was the only child of John Chippendale (1690–1768), joiner, and his first wife Mary (née Drake) (1693–1729). He received an elementary education at Prince Henry's Grammar School. The Chippendale family had long been in the wood working trades and so he probably received his basic training from his father, though it is believed that he was also trained by Richard Wood in York, before he moved to London. Wood later ordered eight copies of the Director. On 19 May 1748 he married Catherine Redshaw at St George's Chapel, Mayfair and they had five boys and four girls.


In 1749 Chippendale rented a modest house in Conduit Court, near Covent Garden. In 1752 he moved to Somerset Court, off the Strand. In 1754 Chippendale moved to 60–62 St. Martin's Lane in London, where for the next 60 years the family business operated until 1813 when his son, Thomas Chippendale (Junior), was evicted for bankruptcy. In 1754 he also went into partnership with James Rannie, a wealthy Scottish merchant, who put money into the business at the same time as Chippendale brought out the first edition of the Director. Rannie and his bookkeeper, Thomas Haig, probably looked after the finances of the business. His wife, Catherine, died in 1772. After James Rannie died in 1766, Thomas Haig seems to have borrowed £2,000 from Rannie's widow, which he used to become Chippendale's partner. One of Rannie's executors, Henry Ferguson, became a third partner and so the business became Chippendale, Haig and Co. Thomas Chippendale (Junior) took over the business in 1776 allowing his father to retire. He moved to what was then called Lob's Fields (now known as Derry Street) in Kensington. Chippendale married Elizabeth Davis at Fulham Parish Church on 5 August 1777. He fathered three more children. In 1779 Chippendale moved to Hoxton where he died of tuberculosis and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 16 November 1779.


 


There is a statue and memorial plaque dedicated to Chippendale outside The Old Grammar School Gallery in Manor Square, in his home town of Otley, near LeedsYorkshire. There is a full-size sculpted figure of Thomas Chippendale on the façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Georgian Period Satinwood Serpentine Commode/ Chest
Outstanding example of Georgian Furniture is this Generous Sized Serpentine Fronted Satinwood Inlaid Commode / Chest of Drawers . Of note is the ex...
£85,000
Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
ANTIQUE SIDETABLES ' Pair ' of Extremely Rare Chippendale Period Mahogany Ser...
Extremely Rare Matched Pair of Cuban Mahogany Serpentine Single Drawer Sidetables / Consoles in the Chippendale manner and of the Georgian Period ....
£45,000
Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Chippendale Period Mahogany Tambour Fronted Night Cupboard
An attractive Chippendale period mahogany tambour fronted night cupboard, the top incorporating a wavy border on square chamfered supports, the com...
£2,650
Windsor House Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Georgian Period Desk / Library Writing Center Table - Superb piece .
Important and Rare 18th Century Oval Chippendale Period Mahogany Desk / Library Center Table of Particular High Quality and Design Suggesting the ...
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Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Matched Pair of Georgian Period Mahogany Serpentine Sidetables
Exquisite Matched Pair of Pure Georgian Period Mahogany Serpentine Sidetables . Each having a gentle serpentine shaped single drawer upon reeded an...
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Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Rare Dimension Chippendale Period Mahogany Console / Server Sidetable
Extremely Rare and Handsome Piece of North Country English Furniture with the Strength of Design and Quality of Timber suggesting a Major Exponent ...
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Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Chippendale Concertina Card Table
An exceptional early George III Chippendale period concertina-action card table in finely figured mahogany, English, c. 1760 The finely figur...
£16,500
Peacock's Finest
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Cabinet.
A fine late 18th century Chippendale mahogany two door cabinet. The cabinet has a pair of doors with flamed mahogany panels surrounded by a bea...
£1,950
Graham Smith Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Chippendale Style Cuban Mahogany Bureau Bookcase with Candle Holder...
Good early antique bureau bookcase made of a really choice cut of Cuban mahogany. This is one of the best bureau bookcases of the period that we ha...
£5,800
Hares Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Chippendale Style Pembroke Table
The exceptional craftsmanship of this English Pembroke table exemplifies the artistry and elegance of the Chippendale style. Crafted of Cuban mahog...
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M. S. Rau Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Library Armchair / Desk Chair / ...
18th century George III period mahogany antique armchair or desk chair. This chair is made of good well figured mahogany with good deep patina. The...
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Hares Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Large Wingback Armchair
A super fine English 18th century George III period Chippendale mahogany wing back library armchair, of extremely well-shaped outline and desirable...
£14,900
Peacock's Finest
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th century overmantle mirror
Carved gilt-wood Chippendale period overmantle mirror. This fine example of mid-18th century carving. The open design with boarder glasses provides...
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Lennox Cato Antiques & Works of Art
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Set of Six Georgian Chippendale Mahogany Dining Chairs
A very fine set of six George III Chippendale period carved mahogany dining chairs of superb quality and generous proportions. English, c. 1765 ...
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Peacock's Finest
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
18th Century Solid Mahogany Chippendale Period Butler's Tray
The tray has exceptional colour and patination with the original untouched surface. Dimensions with sides up:- 29" (74cm) wide x 36" (92cm) hig...
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Freshfords Fine Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
19th Century English Pair of Mahogany and Blue Damask upholstery Gainsborough Li...
A Pair of Gainsborough Library Armchairs Taken from a design By Thomas Chippendale These armchairs draw on plates XIX & XX from The Chippendale ...
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Butchoff
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
19th Century Mahogany Gainsborough LIbrary Chair In The Manner Of Chippendale
19th century mahogany Gainsborough style antique library armchair. This chair follows the form of the Gainsborough chair with padded back and swept...
£1,850
Hares Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Chippendale carved and painted mirror.
A George III Chippendale period carved and painted mirror in the Rococo taste; the crisply carved frame surmounted by a Chinese fisherman and compo...
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Reindeer Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Chippendale Gainsborough armchair.
A fine George III Chippendale period mahogany Gainsborough armchair; the camel back above downswept arms carved with acanthus leaves and a patera, ...
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Reindeer Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Display Cabinet in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Constructed in a well-figured Honduras mahogany, with carved highlights; rising from cabriole leg 'ball and claw' feet, with acanthus carving at th...
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Butchoff
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Fine Quality18th Century Clothes Press
The two doors above two short, and one long drawer below fitted with Rococco brass handles. The whole resting on bracket feet. Superb original surf...
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Corfield Potashnick
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (44c9858)
An exceptional mid 18th century carved giltwood armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale the oval stuffed back with a floral sprig carving to the ...
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Ronald Phillips Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS (4495211)
A charming mid 18th century Chippendale period straight fronted chest of drawers. The crossbanded top with moulded edge above brushing slide and fo...
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Ronald Phillips Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Georgian Chippendale mahogany bookcase.
A Georgian Chippendale period mahogany bookcase; the bookcase's elegant swan neck pediment centred by a Neoclassical finial above a pair 13 pane as...
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Reindeer Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Gilt Wood Chandelier in the Chinese Chippendale Manner
An Exquisite Chandelier in the Chinese Chippendale Manner The whole in carved and gilt wood, the eight arms, adorned with resting Ho-Ho birds em...
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Butchoff
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale
A Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale With an elaborately carved framed with free scrolling lappet branches in the rococo style,...
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Butchoff
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Mahogany Double Serpentine Sofa
A fine 19th century mahogany double serpentine sofa in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The sofa with upholstered back, seat, and sides. The mah...
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Mackinnon Fine Furniture
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A pair of Chippendale tray top commodes.
A closely matched pair of George III Chippendale period mahogany tray top commodes; the tray top pierced with carrying handles above a pair of cupb...
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Reindeer Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (448412...
An important pair of mid 18th century giltwood armchairs attributed to Thomas Chippendale, having cartouche shaped padded backs with leaf cresting,...
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Ronald Phillips Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A rare and exquisitely carved pair of early George III period mahogany side chai...
An exceptional pair of rare George III period mahogany side chairs, with a Chinese lattice back splat, after the designs of Robert Mainwaring. The ...
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Solomon Bly
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A rare Chippendale tripod table.
A rare Chippendale period mahogany tripod table; the top with a pierced scrolling fretwork gallery raised on crisply carved stem with terminates in...
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Reindeer Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
A Set of Eight Late 19th / Early 20th Century Chippendale Style Dining Chairs
A Set of Eight Late 19th / Early 20th Century Chippendale Style Dining Chairs Comprising of two arm and six side chairs, ball and claw feet. ...
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Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
An Carved Mahogany Armchair in the manner of Chippendale
A Fine Armchair in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Constructed in richly coloured and crisply carved mahogany, rising from square relief-carve...
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Butchoff
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique , Georgian Period Chippendale Fashion Kidney Writing Table / Desk
Unusual, English 18th Century Chippendale Period Kidney Shape Writing Table / Desk with the Original Rising Reading Slope with End Standard Support...
£14,500
Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Carver Chair, Victorian Chippendale Revival, c.1890
This is an antique carver chair, a Victorian Chippendale revival piece dating to the end of the 19th century, c.1890. Beautifully crafted in hea...
£550
London Fine Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Chair, Chippendale Influenced Carver Armchair, c.1800
This is a desirable antique chair heavily influenced by the designs of Thomas Chippendale. A George III carver armchair dating to c.1800. Crafte...
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London Fine Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Chippendale breakfront bookcase
A George III Chippendale period breakfront bookcase in quality pommelle mahogany: finely carved swan-neck pediment; particularly good low-waisted p...
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Moxhams Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Chippendale Period Pedestal Chest
An Incredibly Rare Chippendale Period Mahogany Pedestal Chest Of Four Drawers With Original Swan Neck Handles Retaining Wonderful Colour And Patina...
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S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Georgian Chippendale card table
A fine George III Chippendale period mahogany games table of a good original colour and patina. Good model: the interior with counter wells and ...
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Moxhams Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair Of Chairs
A Superb Pair Of Chippendale Period Mahogany Single Side Chairs Having Intricate Pierced Splat Backs Standing On Square Chamfered Legs Joined By...
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S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Georgian Period Kidney Shape Mahogany Desk / Writing Table / Library Tab...
Georgian Period Cuban Mahogany Kidney Shape Library / Writing Table of Exceptional Colour and Patination with Rising Reading Slope to the top . "...
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Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Mahogany Georgian Cockpen Chairs
A Very Rare Pair Of Chippendale Period Mahogany Side Chairs The Cockpen Back Above Drop In Seat Standing On Carved Square Legs With Pierced Stret...
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S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique Pair Mahogany Chippendale Side Chairs
A Wonderful Pair Of George II Period Mahogany Single Side Chairs Having Carved Pagoda Type Top Rail And Crisply Carved Pierced Splat To Back Sta...
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S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Antique serpentine chest
A fine George III Chippendale period serpentine commode in well figured mahogany of a good original colour and patina; gilt handles, canted corners...
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Moxhams Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Hanging Shelves with of rare small size.
Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Hanging Shelves with of rare small size The Chinese style refers to the open fretwork to the sides. The elegance ...
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Freshfords Fine Antiques
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Chinese Chippendale pembroke table in mahogany, George III
A fine George II Chippendale period mahogany Pembroke table, of particularly elegant and restrained Chinese design and rare small proportion. En...
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Peacock's Finest
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Chippendale Director Period Single Mahogany Salon- Drawing Room Chair
Fine Example of a Chippendale Director Period , Expertly Carved Mahogany Salon - Desk Chair . Using the Cabriole Leg so often seen in the French Lo...
£14,500
Michael Lipitch Limited
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)
Chippendale Crocodile Mahogany Pembroke Table
Close examination of the very distinctive workmanship and design of this incredible Pembroke table, and it becomes clear that it is almost certainl...
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M. S. Rau Antiques