Thomas Chippendale

1718 - 1779

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Thomas Chippendale (June 1718 – 1779) was an English cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs in a trade catalogue titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director—the most important collection of furniture designs published in England to that point which created a mass market for furniture—upon which success he became renowned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Chippendale has received more than 626,307 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Thomas Chippendale is the 20th most popular designer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 671st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 673rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Designer.

Thomas Chippendale was a famous furniture designer from the 18th century. He is most famous for his designs of furniture.

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Among designers, Thomas Chippendale ranks 20 out of 104Before him are Michael Thonet, Valentino, Georg Elser, Hugo Boss, Nina Ricci, and Exekias. After him are Miuccia Prada, René Lalique, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Philippe Starck, Battista Farina, and Manolo Blahnik.

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Among people born in 1718, Thomas Chippendale ranks 4Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mariana Victoria of Spain, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. After him are Alexander Roslin, Anna Leopoldovna, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, John Canton, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Jacob Christian Schäffer. Among people deceased in 1779, Thomas Chippendale ranks 6Before him are James Cook, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, and Karim Khan Zand. After him are Casimir Pulaski, John Kay, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf, and William Boyce.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chippendale ranks 671 out of 8,785Before him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), John Snow (1813), Edgar Adrian (1889), Leslie Howard (1893), Bill Wyman (1936), and Oliver Smithies (1925). After him are Gladwyn Jebb (1900), James Bradley (1693), Brian Cox (1946), Ben Jonson (1572), George Porter (1920), and Roy Hodgson (1947).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chippendale ranks 3Before him are Thomas Andrews (1873), and William Morris (1834). After him are Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Alexander McQueen (1969), Beau Brummell (1778), John Baskerville (1706), Paul Smith (1946), Laura Ashley (1925), Storm Thorgerson (1944), and Jony Ive (1967).