An exhibition of exceptional works by the UK’s master designer and cabinetmaker in the house where they were originally commissioned.
As part of the celebrations marking 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, this exhibition explores the style of his late oeuvre through the nationally significant collections at Paxton House.
Key pieces are on display from the house, which the Chippendale firm was commissioned to decorate and furnish over 17 years between 1774 and 1791.
There are also outstanding and rarely seen works on loan from public and private collections, offering a comprehensive presentation of this under-explored period of Britain’s great furniture maker.
Research for the collection was supported by a Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant from Art Fund.
This exhibition is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.