Chippendale

Definition of Chippendale

Chip´pen`dale
French Chippendale, having much detail, like LouisQuatorze and LouisQuinze; Chinese Chippendale, marked by latticework and pagodalikepediments; and Gothic Chippendale, attempting to adaptmedievaldetails. The forms, as of the cabriole and chairbacks, oftenresembleQueenAnne. In chairs, the seat is widened at the front, and the back toward the topwidened and bentbackward, except in ChineseChippendale, in which the backs are usuallyrectangular.
It must be clearly and unmistakably understood, then, that, whenever painted (that is to say, decorated with painted enrichment) or inlaid furniture is described as Chippendale, no matter where or by whom, it is a million chances to one that the description is incorrect.
- R. D. Benn.
a.1.Designating furniture designed, or like that designed, by Thomas Chippendale, an English cabinetmaker of the 18th century. Chippendale furniture was generally of simple but graceful outline with delicately carved rococo ornamentation, sculptured either in the solid wood or, in the cheaper specimens, separately and glued on. In the more elaborate pieces three types are recognized:

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