Chippendale 300 – The Paxton Style ‘Neat & Substantially Good’

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Chippendale 300 exhibition ‘The Paxton Style: Neat & Substantially Good’ To celebrate the tercentenary of Chippendale’s birth, Chippendale 300 is a nationwide celebration of events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale, the most famous and influential furniture maker Britain has ever produced. Paxton House holds one of the world’s largest collections of Chippendale furniture. Our Nationally … Read more…

Chippendale Exhibition Now Open!!

12. Library armchair ex Brocket

Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship and design   9 February 2018 – 9 June 2018 – Leeds City Museum The long awaited exhibition exploring the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale. Born in Otley in 1718, he went on to become England’s most celebrated cabinet-maker and furniture designer. See original drawings and documents and many examples … Read more…

Chippendale 300 – Commemorative Glass

Chippendale 300 glass engraving

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the year of Thomas Chippendale’s birth in 2018, the Chippendale Society has commissioned a commemorative numbered edition of specially hand-made and engraved glasses. Each glass is handmade made from 24% lead crystal by David Wallace and Andrew Sanders at their studio/workshop in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire. The design is a modern interpretation of an 18th … Read more…

Important News – Paxton House

  The Chippendale Society are delighted to hear the news of Paxton House being awarded Nationally Significant status to the Chippendale and Trotter furniture collection. ‘Paxton House has received recognition for its internationally important collection of furniture by Thomas Chippendale the Elder and Younger, and by William Trotter. The comprehensive collection, which was commissioned for Paxton House, charts a stylistic … Read more…

The Northern Antiques Fair 19th – 22nd October 2017

The Northern Antiques Fair takes place this week and runs from Thursday 19th through to Sunday 22nd of October. Ingrid Nilson the newly appointed director of the fair has been a supporter of the Chippendale Society and has again generously supplied Chippendale Society members with complimentary tickets – we hope that our members continue to support this longstanding and important … Read more…

‘Chippendale Unstuck’ – Marquetry Lecture with Jack Metcalfe -25th October

Many readers will know of our longstanding member Jack Metcalfe and his fabulous work on recreating and understanding Chippendale’s marquetry techniques. For many months he has been busy recreating the marquetry of the pier table originally from the Circular Dressing Room at Harewood House. The lecture titled “Chippendale Unstuck” tells the fascinating story behind the demise of the original table … Read more…

Chippendale 300 and 2018

  As many of you will be aware, next year will see the celebration of 300 years of Chippendale. This tercentenary will not only celebrate the lifetime of Thomas Chippendale but also his legacy and influence throughout the years. The centrepiece of these celebrations will undoubtedly be the important exhibition at Leeds Museum – but alongside this will be many … Read more…