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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Chippendale of or relating to an 18th-century style of furniture made by Thomas Chippendale; graceful outlines and Greek motifs and massive rococo carvings
    • n Chippendale a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chippendale Designating furniture designed, or like that designed, by Thomas Chippendale, an English cabinetmaker of the 18th century. Chippendale furniture was generally of simple but graceful outline with delicately carved rococo ornamentation, sculptured either in the solid wood or, in the cheaper specimens, separately and glued on. In the more elaborate pieces three types are recognized: French Chippendale , having much detail, like Louis Quatorze and Louis Quinze; Chinese Chippendale , marked by latticework and pagodalike pediments; and Gothic Chippendale , attempting to adapt medieval details. The forms, as of the cabriole and chairbacks, often resemble Queen Anne. In chairs, the seat is widened at the front, and the back toward the top widened and bent backward, except in Chinese Chippendale, in which the backs are usually rectangular. "It must be clearly and unmistakably understood, then, that, whenever painted (that is to say, decorated with painted enrichment) or inlaid furniture is described as Chippendale , no matter where or by whom, it is a million chances to one that the description is incorrect."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Chippendale The name of an English designer and maker of furniture, Thomas Chippendale, who published a book of designs in 1752, and whose name became attached to a style of furniture prevalent from the middle to the end of the eighteenth century. The designs were an English adaptation of contemporary French styles. The general characteristics were elaboration and delicacy, with an affectation of simplicity not founded on solidity. A style of book-plates is also known by this name. See furniture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chippendale chip′pen-dāl applied to a light style of drawing-room furniture, after the name of a well-known cabinet-maker of the 18th century. The name is also applied to a style of book plates.
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In literature:

Chippendale had made the furniture.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Two Royal Engineer officers, Lieutenants Chippendall and Charles Watson, joined him before the end of the year.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
I shall squander every penny on things Chippendale and Sheraton and Hepplewhite.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
In another there was a beautiful Chippendale staircase, which, it is to be feared, was ruthlessly chopped up.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
Chippendale furniture ain't in it with this kind.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The Chippendale dining-table gleamed like a sombre translucent pool.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Aunt Victoria had sat on Chippendale chairs in her youth, and she was happy amongst them.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The obscure "utility" actress was called upon to take Mrs. Chippendale's place.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
And whether would you have old oak, real old oak, or Chippendale, for the furniture?
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
He was seated in a Chippendale chair.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
Chippendale's bills for this Adam work are still preserved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
There was a big American desk, a sofa and easy-chairs and three Chippendale chairs, all confined in rather a small space.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Eline matched herself up to a Chippendale chair, while Belle, always fond of plenty of room, found it on a divan.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
She ain't got money like de Chippendales, an' Miss Irene don't keer how folks' cloze look.
"International Short Stories" by Various
The furniture in this room as well as elsewhere generally is American of Chippendale design.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
Hepplewhite, Sheraton and Adam all aimed at lightening the chair, which, even in the master hands of Chippendale, remained comparatively heavy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
I gripped the mahogany arms of my stiff Chippendale chair.
"The Book of Susan" by Lee Wilson Dodd
Opening out of this are large, square rooms, filled with rich, old Chippendale.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
It's incredible; there's a Chippendale suite simply in splinters.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
We may as well here point out a few interesting examples of English book-plates designed in the Chippendale style.
"Book-Plates" by William J. Hardy

In news:

18th-Century Philadelphia Chippendale Chair PBS.
Chippendales officials were influenced by the number of fans who contacted them after 202 Market accidentally booked the fake group.
The Chippendales are coming to Roanoke to perform at 202 Market – and this time, it's for real.
Losing "The Amazing Race" doesn't dim enthusiasm of Chippendales Jaymes and James.
Chippendales James, left, and Jaymes must earn 30 euros while playing a Dutch street organ in Amsterdam on "The Amazing Race".
The Chippendales are far more prone to get what they want when their shirts are off.
The final four head into the last episode with an alliance of three, the incredibly annoying Sri Lankan twins, Team Texas and the Chippendales, versus the Fabulous Beekman Boys, who the twins aren't satisfied with merely besting.
Official says Roanoke venue was 'an innocent bystander ' Fans can email Chippendales for consolation gifts.
Twins, goat farmers, Texans and Chippendales face off in final leg of the race, but only one team crossed the finish line first.
The Chippendales must raise 30 Euros by performing on the streets of Holland.
The Chippendales must raise 30 Euros by performing on the streets of Holland .
Figure skater Ryan Bradley with his girlfriend Erin Reed, plus, Jaymes Vaughan, left, and Nathan Minor at Chippendales in the Rio on Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012.
This Chippendale accent table testifies it.
Taken from an 18th-century Chippendale catalog, we remain faithful his excellent sense of proportion and detail.
Former boy band member Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees will heat up the Las Vegas strip in May during a four-week run with Chippendales, the Toronto Sun is reporting.