Learn about Chippendale

Probably the only household name in antique furniture, taking the last name of Thomas Chippendale, a furniture London cabinet maker and furniture designer who published a book of his designs, titled 'The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director' in 1754.

The designs in the book reflected the current London fashion for furniture for that period, and were used by other cabinet makers outside London.

Very little of the furniture described as 'Chippendale' can be actually traced to Chippendale's workshop, and if it can, the value of the items is greatly increased. Certainty of manufacture by Chippendale would require an invoice from the time, together with a history of the item since manufacture.

In fact most 'Chippendale' furniture that comes onto the market was made at a later date following in various degrees the designs from his 'Director', as the popularity of Chippendale designs has continued through to the present time. more...

Learn about Chinese Chippendale

Chippendale style furniture, inspired by his book, 'The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director' published in 1754, employing chiefly straight lines with Chinese motif decoration such faux bamboo turnings, blind fretwork, lattice and sometimes decorated with Chinese style painting. The fashion continued during the Regency period, as can be seen at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, and into the 19th century.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Fine and rare antique Edwards & Roberts Chinese Chippendale dome topped display cabinet, Label for Edwards & Roberts Upholstery & Warehouses Wardour Street London. 240 cm high, 142 cm W

A mahogany display cabinet, circa 1920s, the Chinese Chippendale inspired breakfront cabinet with extended decorative moulding above a fluted motif to the central section having two glazed doors opening to shelves and a mirror backing, flanked by recessed

A mahogany Chinese Chippendale revival display cabinet, early 20th century, with mirror plated back, the open sectional shelves with fretted carved sides and galleries, with shaped base frieze and moulded cabriole leg with lion paw feet, 128 cm width x 35

19th century Anglo-English teak fold over tea table of Chinese Chippendale design with blind fretwork frieze and legs

Antique Georgian gilt surround Chinese Chippendale style pier mirror

A Chinese Chippendale style carved mahogany armchair, circa 1900.108 cm high, 63 cm wide

A fine and large gilt-wood wall mirror in the Chinese Chippendale manner, English, 19th century

A pair of 19th century Chinese Chippendale design lamp tables. Each square with a moulded edge, pierced frieze with conforming bracket, on square chamfered supports with under shelf with pierced gallery terminating in splay feet.

A fine Chinese Chippendale revival display mahogany cabinet

A George III style Chinese Chippendale style carver chair, English, circa 19th century mahogany

An English Chinese Chippendale sofa table with drop flaps, two frieze drawers on four pierced simulated bamboo supports with x stretcher. Height 70 cm. Length 106 cm. Depth 46 cm

Important suite of five late 19th century English Chinese Chippendale chairs by Gillows, the carved back with pierced back splat and blind frieze carvings to the legs with stretchers, stamped 'Gillows' to the interior structure

A Chinese Chippendale style Chinoiserie decorated pier mirror and bracket, early 20th century, the rectangular plate with a painted panel surmounted by a pagoda top and standing on a lobed wall bracket, the mirror 47 cm wide, 94 cm high, the bracket 44 cm

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