Lock Matthias - (Furniture Designer Carver)

Lock, Matthias - (Furniture, Designer, Carver) Carver and designer of whom little is known. He was active 1740-70 and during that time he published several works of furniture designs (some in collaboration with a colleague named Copland) whose titles usually began A New Book of Ornaments. . . . It is thought now that Lock and Copland deserve a good deal of the credit for translating the French rococo style into English terms as regards furniture making, and, moreover, they seem to have been the draughtsmen who did many of the plates in Chippendale's Director.

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