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The Extraordinary Thomas Chippendale

Thomas Chippendale is the most famous furniture designer the world has ever produced, but what about the man behind the chairs? This episode shows how Chippendale worked his way up from humble roots to working for the nobility, but also how he was ruined by the very aristocrats he created such wonders for.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 21 Mar 2018 22:00


Role Contributor
ProducerSuniti Somaiya
DirectorSuniti Somaiya
Series ProducerJohn Mullen
Executive ProducerJonty Claypole
NarratorPaul Copley

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A year-long season exploring the history of British decorative arts.