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Chinese Chippendale

(especially in furniture) an English rococo style using Chinese or quasi-Chinese motifs.
Origin of Chinese Chippendale
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He busied himself pouring out tea, then brought her cup and placed it beside her on a quaint little table of Chinese Chippendale.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • The tea-table was Chinese Chippendale and set with old Spode on a lacquered tray over a mosaic-embroidered linen tea-cloth.

    Etiquette Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for Chinese Chippendale

Chinese Chippendale

  1. a branch of Chippendale style in which Chinese styles and motifs are used
  2. (as modifier): a Chinese Chippendale cabinet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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