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Chippendale Style Furniture Database

English and American Designs

Chippendale Style Furniture refers to furniture in the style espoused by Thomas Chippendale who published a book of designs in 1754. Many of these designs were created by Chippendale himself. The identity of some of the other designers in the book is up for debate.

This book defined the style popular in the latter half of the 18th century and is still common today. It was the first furniture style in England to be named after a designer and not a monarch. Chippendale became the most famous name in furniture design at a time when this kind craftsmanship was at its pinnacle.

The design also became popular in the United States though the American craftsman typically took a more conservative approach and their carpentry and upholstry was less ornate than the English counterparts. Chippendale Style furniture appears in three major subtypes: Gothic, Chinese and Rococo (or Modern). Our modern term “Chippendale” typically refers to what Chippendale himself referred to as the Rococo design style. Rococo Chippendale was in large part a reaction to the overbearing formality of the earlier Baroque furniture design exemplified by the work of William Kent and others.

This collection comprises both English and American designs made in the 18th and 19th centuries by the most well known of the manufacturers on both sides of the ocean.


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Total items in collection: 172. Total items on page 19

Image Maker Catalog ID Type Description Country of Origin ID
Chippendale 1510 Misc Triple Chair Settee England 106495
Chippendale 1511 Misc Triple Chair Settee England 106500
James Jacks 1514 Misc Clock United States 106973
Unknown 1500 Misc Easel England 105877
Unknown 1501 Misc Tea Caddy England 105899
Unknown 1502 Misc Andirons England 106224
Unknown 1503 Misc Clock United States 106287
Unknown 1504 Misc Stool England 106288
Unknown 1505 Misc Carved Pediment England 106398
Unknown 1506 Misc Plate Stand England 106401
Unknown 1507 Misc Stool England 106406
Unknown 1508 Misc Stool England 106425
Unknown 1509 Misc Pedestal England 106469
Unknown 1512 Misc Camelback Sofa England 106817
Unknown 1513 Misc Clock England 106971
Unknown 1515 Misc Interior Doors United States 107001
Unknown 1516 Misc Bracket Clock United States 107380
Unknown 1517 Misc Clock United States 107383
Unknown 1518 Misc Clock United States 107386