Philadelphia Chippendale

Philadelphia Chippendale

Pennsylvania’s capital style of c. 1755–90, rich in rococo carving and fluted coronets on cabinets.
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It was also a time when 18th century craftsmen made their unique contributions to our American heritage and they, too, set standards for the future, building furniture "about as well as you can imagine its being possible." Several schools of American furniture makers, including Goddard-Townsend and Philadelphia Chippendale, created masterpieces treasured for their beauty and originality long before they became museum pieces or collectors' prizes.
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