The Shakespeare of English Furniture: Designs by Thomas Chippendale

When:
August 28, 2018 – February 17, 2019 all-day
2018-08-28T00:00:00+01:00
2019-02-18T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
V&A
London SW7 2RL
UK
Cost:
Free
Five Designs for Chandeliers by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1789) Pen, ink and wash on paper Published as Plate no.155 in ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director’ 1762 Museum number: 2601

The Shakespeare of English Furniture: Designs by Thomas Chippendale

Leighton Corridor Gallery 102 and National Art Library Landing

28th August 2018  –  17th February 2019

In celebration of the 300thanniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, the V&A are showing two related displays drawn from the Museum’s rich collection of his furniture designs. The first includes drawings for the 3rdedition of The Director’and a second will present a series of publications associated with Chippendale and his contemporaries. This display will be complemented by clips from a recently discovered silent film made in the 1920’s when his work was undergoing a renaissance of interest.

 

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Friday: 10.00 – 22.00

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