Welcome to the official site of The Chippendale Society, which is principally devoted to the appreciation of the life and work of Thomas Chippendale.

Thomas Chippendale: Harewood Library Writing Table, c1795. Temple Newsam House, Leeds, West Yorkshire.Writing Table, made for the Library at Harewood House, 1771.
Now on display at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
Courtesy of Leeds Museums and Galleries

Thomas Chippendale was one of the most important furniture-makers that Britain has ever produced. From obscure Yorkshire beginnings, Chippendale went on to achieve an international reputation and his remarkable furniture ranks among the finest examples of the 18th century cabinet-maker’s art.

The Chippendale Society organises events, supports research and publishes a newsletter to encourage the appreciation and understanding of the work of Thomas Chippendale and his contemporaries.

The Society is supported by annual membership from individuals and also the generosity of our newly-introduced Corporate membership, details of which can be found here. If you would like to join the Society as an individual or Corporate member please visit the membership section of the website.

10. Bureau Dressing tables_loresDrawing for two Dressing Tables, 1760.
The Chippendale Society

The Society also has an important collection of documents, drawings and furniture which is held at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.