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  • william savery

William Savery

  • Lived:
  • 1721-1787
  • Worked:
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Style:
  • Cabinetmaker
  • An Philadelphia cabinetmaker who was an important member of the group of Philadelphia craftsmen working in the Chippendale style during the 18th century.

    Savery’s work ranged from plain chairs to carved chests, with early pieces showing the influence of the Queen Anne style. The bulk of his production, however, was in the Chippendale style. It is probable that, like many other cabinetmakers, he constructed the furniture pieces himself but left the embellishment to the woodcarvers for whom Philadelphia was known.