Thomas Chippendale was one of the principal furniture makers of the eighteenth century. In Georgian England, his designs were so popular that ‘Chippendale’ became a style of design in its own right. Thomas Chippendale published his ‘Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’ in 1754, and the desire for Chippendale furniture was so great that there were several later editions in the 1760s. Chippendale furniture broadly fell into 3 categories: rococo, gothic and chinoiserie, and the Chippendale style became widely replicated by craftsmen and craftswomen across Georgian England.
This exceptional chest of drawers, c. 1760, are contemporary to George II and the height of Thomas Chippendale’s popularity during the Georgian period. No doubt, the designer has taken inspiration from Chippendale’s own designs. The chest of drawers is made of the finest mahogany and is a striking example of George II furniture.