Chippendale definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of an 18th-cent. Eng. style of furniture characterized by graceful lines and, often, rococo ornamentation
Origin: after Thomas Chippendale (c. 1718-79), Eng cabinetmaker
Chippendale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to an 18th-century English style of furniture characterized by flowing lines and often rococo ornamentation.
Origin: After Thomas Chippendale.
, Thomas 1718-1779.
British cabinetmaker noted for his graceful neoclassical furniture, particularly chairs, which had wide influence on his contemporary artisans.