Display Past event Tuesday, 28 August 2018 – Sunday, 17 February 2019

Designs by Thomas Chippendale

The Shakespeare of English Furniture

  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018 – Sunday, 17 February 2019

  • National Art Library Landing

  • Free event

Extended until 24 March.
Generations of furniture makers have admired and envied Thomas Chippendale's talent. In celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth, this display presents a selection of his original furniture designs that have been immortalised in the most influential publication in the history of design, “The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director”, first published in 1754. Marvel at his creativity, commercial instinct and the enduring appeal of his furniture.