Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker

May 14, 2018 – January 27, 2019 all-day
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
Exhibition is included in admission to the museum. See below for further details
Attributed to Benjamin Randolph, Side Chair (detail), ca. 1769, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Sansbury-Mills and Rogers Funds, Emily Crane Chadbourne Gift, Virginia Groomes Gift, in memory of Mary W. Groomes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall P. Blankarn, John Bierwirth and Robert G. Goelet Gifts, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1974

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) has been a household name in the furniture world since the mid-eighteenth century. He is remembered today for the furniture produced by his successful London workshop as well as his influential book of furniture designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director.

To celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Chippendale's birth, this exhibition will look closely at how the unprecedented publication cemented Chippendale's name as England's most famous cabinetmaker and also endured to inspire furniture design up to the present day.

The exhibition isn open  Monday - Thursday and Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm. Friday and Saturday 10am - 9pm.

Exhibition is included in the admission to the museum. General admission is $25USD for adults; $17USD for seniors; $12USD for students; and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students, the amount you pay is up to you.

Photo by Floto + Warner.

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm

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