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George II Style Mahogany Double Chair Settee
- This George II Revival double settee was created in the style of the beloved Thomas Chippendale
- The son of a Yorkshire craftsman, Chippendale counted royals among his distinguished clientele
- This mahogany settee embodies both beauty and balance, featuring magnificent zoomorphic carvings
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The son of a Yorkshire cabinetmaker, Chippendale quickly excelled in the family business. By the age of 36, he owned a series of workshops throughout England and an expansive timber yard for harvesting the finest woods. In 1754, Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker's Director, considered the “bible” of furniture design of its day. The book contained over 161 plates with an astounding range of furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Rococo styles. Subsequent publications of the text throughout Europe and North America included many Neo-Classical designs, serving to propel Chippendale into the international spotlight. Soon, this modest craftsman counted among his distinguished clientele countless members of nobility and society.