"Paget's Chippendale desk-chair"



In 1754, the furniture designer Thomas Chippendale published a book called The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. The designs in his book set the tone for furniture design for many years. He also advised on interior decorating, designing rooms in aristocratic estates such as Blair Castle in Perthshire and Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. His work generally took one of four styles: French Rococco, English, Chinese lacquer work, and Gothic.