Chippendale (1718 - 1778) was born in Yorkshire but did most of his work in London during the mid Georgian period.
Other than his distinctive furniture he also published in 1754 an extremely influential book called "Cabinet Maker's Director". In this book he describes his Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste furniture, who popularised his work from then on.
The Chippendale Chinese style has been reproduced in this secretary. An original shows how accurately our miniature follows Chippendale's design. The detail starts with typical claw and ball feet. Inside there are document compartments of various sizes and drawers that all open. Behind the drop-down desk working area are more document compartments and small drawers.
The whole is decorated by hand painted Chinese themes. This fabulous reproduction, with its matching styled chair, simply oozes the spirit of Thomas Chippendale.