Definition of Chippendale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a style of 18th-century furniture, based on the designs of Thomas Chippendale. His book of designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754), spread the English rococo (= highly decorated) style to furniture makers outside Britain. A lot of the furniture made in America between 1755 and 1790 became known as Chippendale. a set of Chippendale chairs

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