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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 24

Image Maker Catalog ID Type Description Country of Origin ID
Chippendale 0 Dresser Chest-on-Chest England 169056
Chippendale 1608 Dresser Tall Dresser England 106589
Chippendale 1609 Dresser Highboy Dresser England 106674
Chippendale 1610 Dresser Highboy Dresser England 106711
Unknown 1600 Dresser Dresser England 105882
Unknown 1601 Dresser Highboy Dresser United States 105895
Unknown 1602 Dresser Dresser United States 106223
Unknown 1603 Dresser Dresser United States 106234
Unknown 1604 Dresser Highboy Dresser United States 106242
Unknown 1605 Dresser Two-Part Secretary United States 106269
Unknown 1606 Dresser Dresser United States 106285
Unknown 1607 Dresser Tall Dresser United States 106332
Unknown 1611 Dresser Dresser England 106733
Unknown 1612 Dresser Tall Dresser United States 106824
Unknown 1613 Dresser Secretary Bureau England 106827
Unknown 1614 Dresser Tall Dresser United States 106938
Unknown 1615 Dresser Highboy Dresser United States 106959
Unknown 1616 Dresser Bureau United States 106965
Unknown 1617 Dresser Chest United States 106966
Unknown 1618 Dresser Linen Press United States 106970
Unknown 1619 Dresser Bureau England 106997
Unknown 1620 Dresser Tall Dresser United States 107041
Unknown 1621 Dresser Dresser United States 107072
Unknown 1622 Dresser Dresser United States 107096