Chinese Chairs, in Chippendale Drawings, Vol. I

Thomas Chippendale British

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Preparatory drawing for Thomas Chippendale's 'Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director'. Published in reverse as plate XXIII in the 1754 and 1755 editions. The plate is reworked and renumbered as plate XXVII in the 1762 edition. In the new version the arm chair on the right (left in the print) is left unaltered, while the chair back of the chair in the middle is changed and the chair on the left (right in the print) is changed completely.

Chinese Chairs, in Chippendale Drawings, Vol. I, Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London), Black ink, gray ink and gray wash

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