No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
A new chapter was written last weekend in an ongoing shaggy-paw story concerning the burgeoning value of a rare furniture style. The chronicle - involving Philadelphia furniture made for Gen. Sincesix side chairs and a table with carved ''hairy-paw'' feet and the same Philadelphia origins have surfaced in England, Italy and Maine; all were later auctioned at Sotheby's for record prices.
Published: September 10, Carved eagle by Wilhelm Schimmel, Cumberland Valley, Penn.
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Thomas Affleck — was an 18th-century American cabinetmakerwho specialized in furniture in the Philadelphia Chippendale style. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland to a devout Quaker family. There is no documentation of where he learned his trade, but, based on stylistic similarities to his later work, it is conjectured that he apprenticed under Edinburgh cabinetmaker Alexander Peter, he moved to London inand immigrated to PhiladelphiaPennsylvania in
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This comprehensive catalogue-prodigiously researched and gloriously illustrated-presents of the finest objects in the Museum's American Wing. These masterpieces of eighteenth-century furnitu re are fully described and considered in light ofcomparative pieces from collections across the country. For every object the author gives detailed information about provenance, construction, con di- tion, inscriptions if any, dimensions, and materials.
A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. Anyone who has ever admired the proportions of a Chippendale chair or the finely carved pediment of a Queen Anne highboy will know there is no skill to match that of a cabinet-maker.