this is Thomas Chippendale
born in Otely , UK he is one of the most renowned furniture makers of his time. he was trained by the best in the trade in his town, from which he learned all the technical skills. he worked as a cabinetmaker until he published his book "the Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director" this was one of the first furniture design books to exsist and it sold out quite fast. his book also helped for self promotion. his style was mostly know to be Rococo. detail was impresive not to mention the quality of work.