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Of or relating to an 18th-century English style of furniture characterized by flowing lines and often rococo ornamentation.

[After Thomas Chippendale.]
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(Biography) Thomas. ?1718–79, English cabinet-maker and furniture designer
(Furniture) (of furniture) designed by, made by, or in the style of Thomas Chippendale, characterized by the use of Chinese and Gothic motifs, cabriole legs, and massive carving
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(ˈtʃɪp ənˌdeɪl)

1. Thomas, 1718?–79, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.
2. of or in the style of furniture of Thomas Chippendale, characterized by curved lines, carving, and elements from Gothic, Chinese, and French sources.
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An elegant and ornate mid eighteenth-century English style developed by Thomas Chippendale.
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Noun1.Chippendale - a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)Chippendale - a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)
Adj.1.Chippendale - of or relating to an 18th-century style of furniture made by Thomas Chippendale; graceful outlines and Greek motifs and massive rococo carvings
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References in classic literature ?
The Lannings survived only in the person of two very old but lively Miss Lannings, who lived cheerfully and reminiscently among family portraits and Chippendale; the Dagonets were a considerable clan, allied to the best names in Baltimore and Philadelphia; but the van der Luydens, who stood above all of them, had faded into a kind of super-terrestrial twilight, from which only two figures impressively emerged; those of Mr.
Slowly he threaded his way amongst the elegant Louis Quinze furniture, examining as though for the first time the beautiful old tapestry, the Sevres china, the Chippendale table, which was priceless, the exquisite portraits painted by Greuze, and the mysterious green twilights and grey dawns of Corot.
There isn't a lock to the Chippendale that you couldn't pick with a penknife, and not a loose board in the floor, for I was treading for one before the boy left us.
There is a Chippendale chair further back in the room between her and the window nearest her side.
The Colonel brings the Chippendale chair a little forward between Mrs.
The blue and purple and white of the bowl, standing in a pool of variegated light on a polished Chippendale table in the drawing-room window, made her stop dead with an exclamation of pleasure.
Chris Greenwood rode his Honda TLR to victory in Clubman B winning over Mark Chippendale and Robert Barrett.
The visitors took the lead a minute into first-half injury time as Callum Chippendale tapped home from inside the six-yard box.
IF PURIST collectors of fine, craftsmenmade antiques were wringing their hands last week - my subject was Ikea furniture - then what follows is by way of an apology: this year marks the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale's birth and historic houses and museums across the country are celebrating with, master classes, tours and exhibitions showing some pieces rarely seen by the public.
A SEASON of events was launched earlier this month with an exhibition titled "Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration of British Craftsmanship and Design 1718-2018" at Leeds City Museum.
Puke Force, by Brian Chippendale. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2015.