Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design, until 9th June 2018, Leeds City Museum
It is with a deep chagrin that I very belatedly write about this major exhibition celebrating this great English furniture maker and designer. I had hoped that I would have been able to visit Leeds to see the show but personal reasons intervene.
There is no better place than Leeds to see this show as Chippendale was born just down the road at Otley in 1718 – I well remember seeing the commemorative sign there when I lived in Leeds many years ago. I hope that this selection of images will entice you to dash up to Leeds or look at the tercentenary website where many of the houses associated with his oeuvre are mentioned.
I shall be reviewing the catalogue published to celebrate this tercentenary and exhibition and also writing about Wilton House where Chippendale furniture bought by the Earls of Pembroke is highlighted in a special publication.