Sunday, 9 October 2011

Otley - Thomas Chippendale Statue

Thomas Chippendale, the famous cabinet maker was baptised in Otley parish church on 5th June 1718

This statue was commissioned by The Sam Chippindale Foundation. It was presented to The Chippendale Society and unveiled on 6th January 1987.

Although not claiming direct descendency from Thomas Chippendale, Sam Hartley Chippindale, the founder of Ther Sam Chippindale Foundation, was born in Otley in 1909

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