Thomas Chippendale was born in Otley, Yorkshire, in 1718, the son of a carpenter. The exact date of his birth is a mystery, but we do know that he was baptised on June 5. Like his birth, Chippendale's early life is lost to us. We do know that he married Catherine Redshaw in 1748 in London, and five years later he moved his furniture showrooms and workshop to St. Martin's Lane, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.Height 40 in. Width 25 in. Depth 25 in.
By Georges Jacob Maitre in 1765
Stamped 'g. Iacob' on rail
Georges Jacob (Cheny, Burgundy, 6 July 1739 — 1814, master 1765) was one of the two most prominent Parisian master menuisiers, producing carved, painted and gilded beds and seat furniture and upholstery work for the French royal châteaux, in the early Neoclassical style that is usually associated with Louis XVI.Height 35½in. Width 23½in. Depth 19in.
The serpentine-shaped padded back, seat and arms upholstered, the scrolling arm supports, the seatrail and cabriole legs carved with foliage and shells, joined by a waved X-shaped stretcher.
Le Siege Francais by Madeleine Jarry
Each oval back with bow-knotted laurel crest, the padded arms on s-scroll supports, and the bow-fronted seat above laurel carved rail, raised on stop fluted legsHeight 39 in. Width 23 in. Depth 20 in.
Louis Delanois Maitre in 1761
The shaped back with a carved floral crest leading to two shaped scrolling arms, over four cabriole legs with carved floral knees all ending with tupie feet.Height 37 in. Depth 22 in. Width 26 in.
Jean Baptiste Tillard Maitre 1717
Jean-Baptiste Tilliard belonged to one of the most important families of menuisiers (joiners and chairmakers) working in Paris in the first half of the 1700s. Around 1730 he opened a
workshop on rue de Cléry, then the manufacturing center for carved furniture. Tilliard was soon supplying the royal residences with suites of furniture, including those for the queen's apartments and the king's bedroom and cabinet at the palace of Versailles. He retired in 1764 when his son Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard took over his workshop. As both Jean-Baptiste and his son used the same stamp to identify their furniture, scholars occasionally have difficulty distinguishing between their works.
The shaped back with a carved central floral design on the crest and a lower leaf design, with two scrolling arms ending in carved hands over a shaped chair rail with a central floral
design, on four cariole legs with leaf design carving at the knees, all ending on scrolled feet.
Each back with a stylized foliate crest rail above an elaborately carved splat, on a serpentine seat on cabriole legs terminating in carved pad feet, joined by shaped stretchers
Each with a trapezoidal back and bowed seat covered in gold silk damask, the legs headed by griffin masks and ending in paw feetHeight 35 in. Width 22 1/2 in. Depth 20 in.
Of typical form with shaped wings and cabriole legs ending in pad feetHeight 49 in.