This seemingly ordinary desk houses an ingeniously constructed gentleman’s grooming set with original items such as razors and tongue scraper still inside! Explore the inner world of this artefact from Saturday 14 July 2018 onwards.
Nostell's State apartment is decorated with the only surviving wallpaper supplied by Chippendale and imported from China. Chippendale created whole interiors to go with this rare and expensive commodity.
From May 2018 onwards, learn how Chippendale shook up the world of high end furniture design with this ground-breaking publication and how it launched his career. Discover how this book also helped make ‘Chippendale’ a household name today.
Join us in celebrating the work of Thomas Chippendale, 'the Shakespeare of furniture' with a programme of exhibitions, events and activities at Nostell. From May 2019, we'll be peering behind a very special mirror in the collection and exploring the world it has reflected for over 250 years.
Thomas Chippendale is celebrated as the 'Shakespeare of furniture', one of the most influential furniture-makers and designers in English history. Discover his story, from humble beginnings to creating opulent interior worlds at Nostell in West Yorkshire.