Places to see Chippendale’s legacy and work

Although Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire has by far the biggest collection of work by or attributed to Thomas Chippendale, the great British furniture maker, there are some splendid pieces on show at other National Trust places around the country. There are also many more attributed to his school and style. Here's where you can see some of his finest creations.

The Andrians After Titian in a frame attributed to Thomas Chippendale at Saltram, Devon

Saltram, Devon 

In the Saloon at Saltram, the giltwood seat furniture and the magnificent carved and gilded picture frame over the chimneypiece are attributed to Chippendale. He was paid £225 in 1771–72 for work at Saltram, but the exact pieces are not itemised.

The Somerset Room at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex

Petworth House, West Sussex 

An unusual partitioned giltwood sofa with serpentine back and two corner seats, supplied with 12 matching armchairs, was probably part of a large commission (1777–79) for Petworth and other houses by the 3rd Earl of Egremont from Thomas Chippendale.

Japanned cabinet by Thomas Chippendale at Nostell, West Yorkshire

Nostell, West Yorkshire 

Explore how Chippendale helped create bespoke interiors and objects for his ambitious client Rowland Winn in the opulent state rooms.

Anglesey Abbey dressing table by Chippendale

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

This white and green japanned dressing table, attributed to Chippendale and made about 1775, belonged to the wife of actor David Garrick. It was sold by a London dealer in 1953 and was bought by Lord Fairhaven for Anglesey Abbey.

Chinese lacquer secretaire by Chippendale at Osterley

Osterley House, West London 

Dating from about 1775, this secretaire combines panels of Chinese lacquer and japanning. It was sold from Osterley in the early 1900s, but was bought back by the Trust in 1996, thanks to grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and private donations.