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a. a branch of Chippendale style in which Chinese styles and motifs are used
b. (as modifier): a Chinese Chippendale cabinet.
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A modern term for British 1750s and 1760s rococo fashion and oriental ornament, as popularized by Thomas Chippendale, that featured pagodas and geometrical fretwork.
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