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 furniture in his own designs called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’, published in 1754 and this featured Chippendale chairs. This catalogue was sold to private clients who wanted to order their own furniture direct from Thomas Chippendale. It was also sold to other cabinet makers across Britain that copied his designs, so their clients would order from the pictures in the catalogue. The Chippendale chair became such a huge success with the iconic pierced backs, having decorative carvings to the top, splayed back legs and squared front legs with chamfered corners. This continued throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods with cabinet makers adding their own finishing touches and this is why the Chippendale style has been so popular for such a long time. Chippendale Chairs were one of the most copied design of antique chair throughout the 19th Century. To view our current selection please visit our chairs page or look below at a few examples for sale.