Chippendale style

Chippendale style
Style of furniture derived from designs by Thomas Chippendale.

The term specifically refers to English furniture made in a modified Rococo style in the 1750s and '60s, though Chippendale also designed furniture in Gothic and Chinese styles. Some of his designs are adapted from the Louis XV style. Furniture based on his designs was also made in Europe and the American colonies.

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  • Chippendale, Thomas — (baptized June 5, 1718, Otley, Eng. died November 1779, London) English cabinetmaker. Little is known of his life before 1753, when he opened a showroom and workshop in London. In 1754 he published The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker s Director, a… …   Universalium

  • style — styleless, adj. stylelessness, n. stylelike, adj. /stuyl/, n., v. styled, styling. n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their… …   Universalium

  • CHIPPENDALE (T.) — CHIPPENDALE THOMAS (1718 env. 1779) On a peu de données précises sur la vie de Chippendale. On sait seulement qu’il naquit dans le Yorkshire et que son père, menuisier ébéniste, s’installa à Londres dès 1727. Il est ainsi baigné très jeune dans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chippendale — [ ʃipɛndal ] adj. inv. • 1922; de T. Chippendale, ébéniste angl. ♦ Didact. Qui appartient à un style de mobilier anglais du XVIIIe s. Des commodes chippendale. N. m. inv. Se meubler en chippendale. Chippendale (Thomas) (v. 1718 1779) ébéniste… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chippendale — [chip′ən dāl΄] adj. [after Thomas Chippendale ( c. 1718 79), Eng cabinetmaker] designating or of an 18th cent. Eng. style of furniture characterized by graceful lines and, often, rococo ornamentation …   English World dictionary

  • Chippendale — /chip euhn dayl /, n. 1. Thomas, 1718? 79, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer. adj. 2. of or in the style of Thomas Chippendale. * * * ▪ furniture  various styles of furniture fashionable in the third quarter of the 18th century and… …   Universalium

  • Chippendale — This interesting and unusual name with variant spellings Chippindale and Chippindall, is of English locational origin from Chippingdale in Lancashire near Clitheroe, so called from the Old English pre seventh Century word cieping , ceping ,… …   Surnames reference

  • Chippendale — Chaise chippendale Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chippendale peut faire référence  : Tho …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chippendale — Chip|pen|dale Chippendale furniture is made in an 18th century style famous for its graceful shapes and fine decoration, and is named after the English furniture designer Thomas Chippendale (1718 79) ▪ a fine pair of Chippendale chairs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chippendale — [[t]tʃɪ̱pəndeɪl[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Chippendale is a style of furniture from the eighteenth century. ...a pair of Chippendale chairs …   English dictionary

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