Thomas Chippendale was one of the most influential furniture designers of the 18th Century. His unique designs were so sought after they were copied by other cabinet makers, through the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and are even copied today by reproduction firms. He was the first cabinet maker to produce his own catalogue of just furniture in his own designs called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’, published in 1754. This catalogue was sold to private clients who wanted to order their own furniture direct from Thomas Chippendale but also sold to other cabinet makers across the country that copied his designs and sold them, usually to order from the pictures in the catalogue, to their own clients. The catalogue became such a huge success as there was nothing else out there on the market that other cabinet makers could use to sell these wonderful designs of furniture. This continued throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods with cabinet makers adding their own finishing touches to the designs and this is why the Chippendale style has been so popular for such a long time.

One of the most copied designs was the Chippendale Chair and we get some lovely design for sale, to view our current selection please visit our chairs page