CHIPPENDALE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES by John Kenworthy-Browne, Orbis
Publishing, London, 1971/1972.
The name of Thomas Chippendale the elder, one of England’s greatest and
best-known cabinetmakers, has become almost synonymous with the mid-Georgian
style largely because of the great pattern book published by him in 1754.
Although Chippendale is the central figure of this study, his work should not
be viewed in isolation, for during his lifetime English furniture and interior
design reached a new degree of excellence. Among the most important of his
contemporaries were William and John Linnel, William Vile, George Hepplewhite,
Thomas Sheraton, and Robert Adam. In this superbly illustrated book, the
author provides an interesting and informative introduction to the work of all
these great men – great craftsmen in an age of greatness.”
Lavishly illustrated in color and black-and-white, this early out-of-print
book covers by chapter: Enterprise and Traditions; Rococo with Variations; The
Neoclassic and Robert Adam; Elegance and Fashion; Principal Woods Used;
Selected Bibliography; and Chippendale and His Contemporaries. There’s a
wealth of information in this text which will benefit the student, dealer, or
connoisseur of the Chippendale style.
9.1” x 12” hardback with dust cover in good condition (dust cover shows edge
wear; some internal foxing on pages.). 64 pages.
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