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Chippendale British & World English

(Of furniture) designed, made by, or in the style of Thomas Chippendale

Chippendale, Thomas British & World English

(1718–79), English furniture-maker and designer. He produced furniture in a neoclassical vein, with elements of the French rococo, chinoiserie, and Gothic revival styles, and his book of furniture designs The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s Director (1754) was highly influential