1925 Print Thomas Chippendale Victoria Albert Museum Desk Furniture XDC9
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This is an original 1925 black and white halftone print of a design by Thomas Chippendale.
Chippendale, famed for his furniture designs of Rococo and Neoclassical styles, published a book of furniture patterns titled, "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director". Though he only sold 308 copies of the book, Chippendale became a sensation, as most of these books were sold to the aristocracy (Louis XVI and Catherine the Great both obtained copies of the French edition). This inevitably led to Chippendale becoming a household name. Though inarguably a wonderful craftsman and designer, Thomas Chippendale was a terrible businessman, and unfortunately lived most of his life with fierce competition, based partially on the fact that when he had published his book, he had given all of his competitors his patterns and ideas, easily allowing his potential clients to purchase Chippendale reproductions for much less. Interestingly, a genuine Chippendale today does not necessarily mean that Thomas Chippendale created it, or even knew of its existence-- all that it means is that the chair was built in the factory located in modern-day Trafalgar Square, London.
This 86+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 6.5 inches; 10 x 17 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)