Artisans of the Valley
Thomas Chippendale first not a reigning monarch to
give his name to furniture style.
He was both designer and master craftsman.
His "Director," published in 1754, opened a new era in
furniture making and is still used today.
Derived styles from a combination of English, French,
and Chinese designs.
Graceful and well-proportioned.
Comfort was sometimes sacrificed for appearance.