Thomas Chippendale (Chippendale Thomas)( English master of furniture art.)
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Biography Thomas Chippendale (Chippendale Thomas)
Born in contrast (Yorkshire), 5 June 1718 in the family cabinet -. Experts believe one of the finest Chippendale furniture design masters 18. In 1749 he opened his studio in London. In 1754 Chippendale published a sumptuous catalog index for clients and cabinet, reissued in 1759 and 1762. This album designs furniture, which used the Gothic, Chinese and rocaille motives, soon brought fame and prosperity to its creator. The artist worked with James Renni until his death in 1766.
Furniture created from sketches Chippendale, was a strong, durable and comfortable. Especially good Chippendale chairs, a hallmark of which was carved a cross-cutting, TN. 'band' back. Favorite material Chippendale - unpainted dark polished mahogany. He was an excellent carver and liked to decorate their furniture with carved ornament. Chippendale also make furniture to order brothers Adams - talented artists with exquisite taste. Chippendale moved on English soil the French style, and his treatment of Chinese motives still finds its imitators. Chippendale style influenced furniture design in America and partly in Germany. Chippendale died in London on November 13, 1779. One of his eleven children, also bearing the name of Thomas (1749-1829), succeeded his father, and has successfully continued his work for more than forty years, working in conjunction with the master, Thomas Haig.