Part Three: The Real Deal. Will the Real Mr. Chippendale Please… Be Seated?
November 8, 2018, posted by tsexton
Some of the most beloved styles in furnishings have been influenced by Thomas Chippendale. The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker Director, written by Chippendale, soon became the standard for all cabinetmakers who would "improve and refine the present tastes and suited to fancy circumstances."
Over 160 copper plates started a revolution in the design and details of creating and furnishing the "fancy" home. This work also focused on Gothic, Chinese and Modern taste as well as ornaments. The designs, or "plates", are hopefully referenced to for young students of design. Memories of pouring over the "plates" for exams are still vivid in my reflection.
Imagine if Mr. Chippendale, who was a proud cabinetmaker, could see how his visions have been passed down and influenced many a young designer.
In truth, authentic Chippendale pieces are indeed RARE and even more difficult to locate. We use the term "Chippendale Style" to describe pieces that are designed in the manner of Chippendale's original pieces. Even so, Pickwick Antiques offers some extremely beautiful pieces that are dated and are the direct influence of Mr. Chippendale's work.
As Always... The Design is in the Details
Pam Klepper Sexton
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