Category:Thomas Chippendale

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Thomas Chippendale Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q314278

British cabinetmaker

Date of birth/death (baptised) (buried)
Location of birth/death probably Farnley, North Yorkshire London
Work location London
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Thomas Chippendale, the elder (June 5, 1718 – November 1779) was a British furniture designer and maker from Otley, West Yorkshire. He was one of the "big three" English furniture makers of the 18th century, along with Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite. He went to London where in 1754 he became the first cabinet maker to publish a book of his designs Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. Three editions were published, in 1754, 1755 and 1762 and many copies were sold.