(especially in furniture) an English rococo style using Chinese or quasi-Chinese motifs.
Origin of Chinese Chippendale
First recorded in 1920–25
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- a branch of Chippendale style in which Chinese styles and motifs are used
- (as modifier)a Chinese Chippendale cabinet
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