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Places to see Thomas Chippendale's work

Grey-blue Giltwood armchairs attributed to Thomas Chippendale lined up in the Saloon at Saltram, Devon
Giltwood armchairs in the Saloon at Saltram, attributed to Thomas Chippendale | © National Trust Images / John Hammond

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 plenty of other places in our care where you can find examples of his work. Here's where to find Chippendale's finest creations and discover pieces attributed to his school and style.

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
At Anglesey Abbey is a white and green japanned dressing table which is attributed to Chippendale. It was made around 1775 and belonged to the wife of actor David Garrick, and was eventually sold by a London dealer in 1953 to Lord Fairhaven, who brought the piece to Anglesey Abbey.Visit Anglesey Abbey
Nostell, Yorkshire
As the home to the largest collection of Chippendale's work, Nostell Priory showcases some of the finest furniture he ever made. The collection encompasses most types of furniture that Chippendale is famous for, including marquetry and japanned furniture, as well as rare furniture that was potentially made for secondary or servants' rooms.Visit Nostell
Osterley House, London
At Osterley is a secretaire by Chippendale dating back to 1775, which 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.Visit Osterley Park and House
Petworth House, 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.Visit Petworth House and Park
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.Visit Saltram
Chippendale writing desk at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Discover more of Chippendale's work

From gilded frames and mirrors to armchairs and commodes, there are lots of items in the National Trust collection attributed to Thomas Chippendale and his style. Visit the collections website to explore this collection further.

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