ornamental designs of Chippendale from "The gentleman and cabinet-maker"s director", 1762
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Published by Tiranti in London .
Written in English


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Text in English and French.

Statementpreface by R.W. Symonds.
SeriesMaster hands series
ContributionsSymonds, R. W. 1889-1958.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18424040M

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The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, the most important and thorough catalogue of furniture designs that had ever been published in England, was enormously influential, spreading quickly throughout the Continent and the colonies and guiding the style and construction of furniture everywhere. A second edition was formed the following year, and a third in Cited by: 2. Gentlemen and Cabinet-makers director, Chippendale, Thomas, -- -- Critique et interprétation. Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style. Furniture, Rococo -- Great Britain. Meubles rococo -- Angleterre. Décoration et ornement -- Style chippendale. This text contains a detailed collection of Chippendale Furniture designs taken from the Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers' Directory, Containing a vast array of illustrated designs coupled with descriptions, uses, and any other information of note, this text will be of considerable value to those with an interest in historical furniture and it constitutes a worthy addition to collections of 5/5(1).   Title page from the first edition of Thomas Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director. The book was, its subtitle announced, “A Large Collection of the most Elegant and Useful Designs of Houshold [ sic. ] furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern [i.e., English Rococo] Taste.”.

(19” x 12”), pp. Chippendale, Thomas (). London: Printed for the Author, [Published by B.T. Batsford, London, ]. The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture, in the most fashionable Rating: % positive. Perhaps the most eminent among the host of cabinet-makers active at this time was Thomas Chippendale, who published his book of influential designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, in This publication proved highly successful and influenced high-class tastes in . After working as a journeyman cabinet maker in London, in , he became the first cabinet-maker to publish a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. In , Chippendale's illustrated designs began to show signs of Neoclassicism/5(K). Thomas Chippendale established his cabinet-making firm in London in the mid-eighteenth century. The first edition of his celebrated pattern book, "The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director," was published in and the term "Chippendale" is regularly used to describe English Rococo furniture inspired by its illustrated designs.

In Chippendale in London and called The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director. The identity of the designers of the patterns in The Director is debatable in some instances, but Thomas Chippendale was clearly responsible for many of the best designs himself. The book was enthusiastically received, and furniture based on Chippendale’s designs. 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 designs are regarded as . The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director. In Thomas Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinet Makers Director (; 2nd ed. ; 3rd ed) or widely known as The Director. This made him the first furniture maker to release a book with his designs and undoubtedly gained him a wide popularity, establishing Chippendale as a. In he published The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, a pattern book that was to secure his position as one of the most eminent cabinet-makers of the 18th century. Chippendale’s workshop was on St Martins Lane, the newly fashionable centre of the furniture making trade in London.