Chippendale

Thomas Chippendale was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754, he became the first cabinet-maker to publish a book of his designs, entitled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. Chippendale furniture is often considered the finest in British history and his much celebrated designs have been reproduced for years after his death in 1779.