- Thomas,1718?–79, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.
- of or in the style of Thomas Chippendale.
Examples from the Web for chippendale
He gave at the knees and was obliged to cling to a Chippendale cabinet for support.The Prophet of Berkeley Square
The one with the Chippendale stuff you used to covet so much.The Rough Road
William John Locke
It's incredible; there's a Chippendale suite simply in splinters.Dodo Wonders
E. F. Benson
Both styles, when made by Chippendale, were decorated only with carving.The Old Furniture Book
N. Hudson Moore
There are no Chippendale styles in this field for the collector to search for.Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture
- Thomas. ?1718–79, English cabinet-maker and furniture designer
- (of furniture) designed by, made by, or in the style of Thomas Chippendale, characterized by the use of Chinese and Gothic motifs, cabriole legs, and massive carving
Word Origin and History for chippendale
"piece of furniture by, or in the style of, Chippendale," by 1871, from Thomas Chippendale (c.1718-1779), English cabinetmaker. The family name (13c.) is from Chippingdale, Lancashire (probably from Old English ceaping "a market, marketplace," related to cheap). Chippendales beefcake dance revue, began late 1970s in a Los Angeles nightclub, the name said to have been chosen for its suggestion of elegance and class.