Three hundred years after Thomas Chippendale
was born in Otley, West Yorkshire, his name evokes not simply the furniture he made or the designs he published, but a style and even an era.
IF PURIST collectors of fine, craftsmenmade antiques were wringing their hands last week - my subject was Ikea furniture - then what follows is by way of an apology: this year marks the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale
's birth and historic houses and museums across the country are celebrating with, master classes, tours and exhibitions showing some pieces rarely seen by the public.
A lyre back chair made for the library at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire Photo The Chippendale Society HIGHTLIGHTS OF THE NATIONWIDE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS earlier this month with an exhibition titled "Thomas Chippendale
: A Celebration of British Craftsmanship and Design 1718-2018" at Leeds City Museum.
is renowned as a designer of what?
UPERB craftsmanship has gone hand in hand with British furniture for centuries, since the days of Thomas Chippendale
He was runner-up to Thomas Chippendale
in this last year, his first run for Marco Botti.
Pencilled in for the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes, which his trainer landed with ill-fated Thomas Chippendale
a year ago, but the fouryear-old may be seen out before then.
He ran a promising race last time at Ascot when finishing strongly behind Thomas Chippendale
over an inadequate 1m4f and should have too much class an speed for his rival stayers in this.
Despite being unsuccessful in Dubai, the four-year-old has done well since his return to Britain and after a decent third to the ill-fated Thomas Chippendale
in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, he was sent off the 3-1 favourite for yesterday's feature on the opening day of Newmarket's July Festival.
The Dubawi colt has scored smart back-to-back wins in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (registered as the Group 2 John Porter Stakes) and the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes before running a noteworthy third to the highly-regarded Thomas Chippendale
in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.
After Riposte won the Ribblesdale, Thomas Chippendale
collapsed and died after brilliantly winning the Hardwicke.
TEARS of joy turned to tears of grief as Thomas Chippendale
collapsed and died at Royal Ascot.