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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: 173. Total items on page 17

Image Maker Catalog ID Type Description Country of Origin ID
Chippendale 1001 Desk Pedestal Desk England 105860
Chippendale 1015 Desk Pedestal Desk England 107606
Chippendale 1016 Desk Writing Desk England 107607
Ernest Hagen 1009 Desk Slant Front Desk United States 106948
John Goddard 1011 Desk Slant Front Desk United States 106960
Sypher & Co. 1007 Desk Kneehole Desk United States 106734
Unknown 1000 Desk Partner Desk England 105889
Unknown 1002 Desk Slant Front Desk England 105897
Unknown 1003 Desk Slant Front Desk England 106212
Unknown 1004 Desk Writing Desk United States 106237
Unknown 1005 Desk Partner's Desk United States 106259
Unknown 1006 Desk Executive Desk United States 106688
Unknown 1008 Desk Slant Front Desk United States 106920
Unknown 1010 Desk Slant Front Desk United States 106958
Unknown 1013 Desk Block Front Desk United States 107000
Unknown 1014 Desk Kneehole Desk United States 107003
William King 1012 Desk Slant Front Desk United States 106961