Sir William Chambers

Standard Name: Chambers, Sir William


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Residence Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Thomas Brand's family home was The Hoo at Kimpton in Hertfordshire. The house was remodelled in the 1760s by William Chambers , and the park was transformed into an English landscape garden by Capability Brown


By April 1757: William Chambers (later Sir William) published...

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By April 1757

William Chambers (later Sir William) published Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils, a shaping influence on the coming style of Chinoiserie.

Summer 1780: The Royal Academy's first annual exhibition...

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Summer 1780

The Royal Academy 's first annual exhibition to be held in the new Somerset House (built by Sir William Chambers ) topped all records, with attendance of 61,381 and receipts of £3,074.6s.


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