Chippendale

[chip-uh n-deyl]
adjective
  1. of or in the style of Thomas Chippendale.
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Chippendale

noun
  1. Thomas. ?1718–79, English cabinet-maker and furniture designer
adjective
  1. (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
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Word Origin and History for chippendale

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.

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