Thomas Chippendale black plaque in Otley

This plaque commemorates Thomas Chippendale the famous cabinet maker baptised at Otley Church 5 June 1718. The son of an Otley carpenter, who was born in a cottage which formerly stood here.

Thomas Chippendale (probably born at Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire, baptised at Otley 16 June [O.S. 5 June] 1718 – November 1779) was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. The designs are regarded as reflecting the current London fashion for furniture for that period and were used by other cabinet makers outside London.

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