4 edition of Chippendale and his contemporaries found in the catalog.
Chippendale and his contemporaries
J. A. Kenworthy-Browne
|Statement||[by] John Kenworthy-Browne.|
|LC Classifications||NK2529 .K45|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||72010603|
The wood is dark, rich mahogany; the marble top is of brown tint with light veinings. Indeed, it would appear that this maker has become better known than any other, from the fact of the designs in his book being recently republished in various forms; his popularity has thus been revived, while the names of his contemporaries are forgotten. The originality of Chippendale soon spoke for itself. Favorite Wood. What to Look for When Buying.
Ombre had been introduced in the previous century by Catherine of Braganza, and quadrille was another favorite game of hers. Many are quick to praise the designer George Hepplewhite, but there are inconsistencies to his fame. They are of mahogany and have the rococo ornaments peculiar to this style. The post is three feet seven and a half inches high, and the hexagonal top has a standing rim of very delicate carving. The top may be gilt, as likewise sonic other ornamental parts'" Knowing the sturdy, plain characteristics of Chippendale's furniture as we see it, this constant reference to gilt and the mass of over-decoration seems quite out of place.
After he died inthe business was continued by his widow, Alice. Chippendale Chair His designs for bedposts show the French influence, being fluted and wreathed with flowers. Much Chippendale furniture still exists today that can be fairly strongly, yet not definitely, attributed to his workshop. It was made to order for the nobility and gentry, and its immense cost rendered it possible only for the very wealthy.
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In he published The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Directorwhich is described on the title page as being a "large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of houshold furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste".
Two very handsome chairs are shown in Figure 22, the side chair showing an abundance of exquisite carving on the knees and in the splat. Twenty-six of these commissions have been identified.
There are two such chairs made by Chippendale and given by the fourth Duke of Marlborough in to an ancestor of the present owner. Robert Adam, having returned from his travels in France and Italy, had designed and built, in conjunction with his brother James, Adelphi Terrace aboutand subsequently Portland Place, and other streets and houses of a like character; the furniture being made, under the direction of Robert, to suit the interiors.
Chippendale senior died inhaving re-married the previous year and fathering another two children. See Figure The originality of Chippendale soon spoke for itself. Those most esteemed were the kind with leaves, which could seat a larger party than the oblong ones, and which, when not in use, could be folded together and set against the wall.
The locations include:. He moved to London and married in ; his eldest son, also named Thomas, was born in These facts and information connected with Chippendale's early life and training are especially interesting in studying his work, for apparently his father was a country craftsman, imbued with the traditional spirit of furniture making and, if he was a Yorkshireman, drawing inspiration from a locality that had produced furniture with skill and invention for many generations.
The splat i. Reference is made to an indenture of lease and release dated 30th Aprilwhich is preserved in the West Riding Registry at Leeds, wherein "Thomas Chippindale, of St Martin's Lane, London, cabinet maker", is mentioned together with three of his uncles, William, Benjamin and Joseph, and the documents are concerned with a messuage, gardens, orchards, and so forth, in Broughgate, in Otley.
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One of Rannie's executors, Henry Ferguson, became a third partner and so the business became Chippendale, Haig and Co. Rannie and his bookkeeper, Thomas Haig, probably cared for the finances of the business.
Such modish people could not bestow themselves comfortably in chairs with arms, so chairs without arms, and tabourets, as they were called, were quite necessary for comfort. Contemporary letters, which describe the propensity of the ladies to play loo all day as well as all night were, no doubt, too extravagant.
Is it uniform in depth and symmetrical? Both Chambers and Robert Adam, the best architects of their day, were Scotchmen. Indeed his first style might be called rococo, and the designs swelled and bulged, were covered with meaningless and fantastic ornament, and ran riot through all styles and countries.
In Figure 24 a very beautiful Chippendale card-table is shown. He used carving as ornament, generally worked in solid mahogany for his larger pieces, and in a close-set pine which was gilded for his smaller and ornamental pieces.Thomas Chippendale (–) was born in Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England in June He became a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles.
In he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, upon which success he became renowned. The very date of the book that brought Chippendale into notice is variously given, though there should be no question about this. His preface is dated March,and in Aprilthe Gentleman's Magazine announces, among the new books on mechanics, The Gentleman's and Cabinet-Makers Directory, by Thomas Chippendale.
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His father, the great Thomas Chippendale, died inand was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields. In considering his work and influence upon the form of furniture it becomes clear that he was a designer who loved ornament, but never allowed that love to make him forget the purpose of his models. Definition of Chippendale in the sylvaindez.com dictionary.
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Jan 09, · The exceptional Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Bonnet-Top High Chest Of Drawers on offer in the upcoming auction – entitled Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh – is a superb embodiment of this period in American design.
Likely from the hand of Connecticut-based furniture maker Calvin Willey (post ), the work is thought to be .