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Trade gears up for Chippendale anniversary

Furniture dealers join museums to mark tercentenary of craftsman’s birth in 2018

Dealers in English furniture are putting their weight behind events in 2018 marking the life of Britain’s most famous furniture maker, designer and entrepreneur, Thomas Chippendale (1718-79).

The opportunity to convey a deeper appreciation of Chippendale’s place in design history will, they hope, be a fillip for the market.

Charlie Mackinnon, dealer at Mackinnon Fine Furniture in London, said: “Usually it is artists or sculptors that are remembered so to celebrate Chippendale is a torch for cabinetmakers and the decorative arts. This will definitely help the market.”

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