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chippendale


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chippendale  \Chip"pen*dale\,  a. 
  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.  --  {Chip"pen*dal*ism},  n. 
 
  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.  --R.  D.  Benn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chippendale 
  n  :  furniture  made  by  (or  in  the  style  of)  Thomas  Chippendale; 
  graceful  outlines  and  Gothic  motifs  and  massive  rococo 
  carvings  [syn:  {Chippendale}] 




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