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Thomas Chippendale the Younger and George Bullock

Joinery to cabinet making

After Chippendale’s death in 1779, his eldest son, also named Thomas, carried on his cabinet-making business until 1804.  Chippendale the Younger & George Bullock were brilliant designers and skilled craftsmen. Their original and stylish furniture designs belong to the later neo-classic styles of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Chippendale Jr died in 1822 at the age of 73 but Bullock died aged 35 in 1818 – a tragically young age but one by which he was already known as an “eminent artist” of “peculiar genius”; both were influential in transforming the character of early 19th –century design and Bullock’s work was to foreshadow the aesthetic movement of Victorian times.  The furniture of Stourhead, Wiltshire is one of the younger Chippendale’s best known and documented commissions.

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