Definition of Chippendale in US English:



  • (of furniture) designed, made by, or in the style of Thomas Chippendale.

    • ‘The Heritage Lottery Fund money will also help pay for restoration work on the 18th century country house - home to one of the country's largest collections of Chippendale furniture.’
    • ‘SIR, - Last week on a visit to Yorkshire my family and I went to Nostell Priory to see the magnificent Chippendale furniture.’
    • ‘Raymond Hewittson sat quietly at the long Chippendale table, his elbows resting on its intricate marquetry, and palms together in front of his face, as if in silent supplication.’
    • ‘He just watched them talk about Chippendale furniture which seemed to fill up the whole of Harewood House in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘The husband favored an Arts and Crafts aesthetic while the wife loved Chippendale and Queen Anne furniture.’
    • ‘Their country home at Harewood was designed by the 18th century architect Robert Adam, and is furnished with original Chippendale furniture.’
    • ‘But whilst his products sell for many thousands of pounds and he is perfectly at home sitting on a Chippendale sofa, he happily admits to having a liking for Ikea.’
    • ‘The dealer sold what were purported to be old, fine, and rare Chippendale chairs to a prominent collector, who quickly discovered that they were copies, not antiques.’
    • ‘Chelsea and Kensington are the other areas known for their home furnishings and antiques, the sort of place where you can snap up a Chippendale chair or Impressionist painting.’
    • ‘The room was a mixture of early American, Chippendale furniture and Theater-motif party favors.’
    • ‘Then of course there was the memorable fair of 2001 when a pair of Chippendale chairs sold for €1.9 million.’
    • ‘One of the Prince's favourite portraits of his grandmother, by Graham Sutherland, hangs in its original position in the Morning Room, which is decorated in light blue and boasts Chippendale furniture.’
    • ‘The priory houses one of England's best collections of Chippendale furniture, designed especially for the house by the great cabinetmaker.’
    • ‘If you are looking for a Chippendale sofa, for example, you will certainly find it with living room furniture, but it probably won't be placed next to the black suede chaise.’
    • ‘The house boasts Chippendale furniture, designed specially for it by the great cabinet-maker.’
    • ‘Elsewhere there are elegant paintings - some at least ten feet tall, numerous classical statues and Chippendale furniture.’
    • ‘Even I have to admit we've got a pretty fantastic living room, which is centered around these two absolutely amazing Chippendale sofas facing each other.’
    • ‘In the center of the print room is a late eighteenth-century walnut drop-leaf table from Delaware, and around it are two pairs of mahogany Chippendale chairs - one pair American and the other English.’
    • ‘By 9.30 am, the Queen is usually seated at the Chippendale desk in her sitting-room-cum-office with her corgis for company.’
    • ‘In 1972, at auction, he purchased his first piece of American furniture, a Connecticut cherry Chippendale table.’