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...

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Pair of Chippendale style armchairs, 60 cm wide, 98 cm high

Chippendale style settee, 19th century, with serpentine back and S-scroll arms, on four front cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and four sabre back legs, height 87 cm width 235 cm depth 83 cm

A Chippendale style gilt wood oval mantel mirror, 19th century, 106 x 130 cm

An antique Georgian timber wall mirror, 18th century, the rectangular mirror set within a timber frame with Chippendale style shaped timber decoration to the upper and lower section, with an applied shell and spread wing bird motif to the crest; the revers

An English Chippendale revival flame mahogany chest on chest with swan neck pediment fitted with two drawers below and five drawers above. 185 cm high, 116 cm wide, 58 cm deep.

A pair of Chippendale style ribbon back armchairs, early 20th century, of small proportions, finely carved

A rare American Chippendale cherry lowboy, circa 1750, in the Anglo-Dutch Long Island manner, 80 cm high, 85 cm wide, 50 cm deep

George III mahogany Chippendale carver armchair, pierced splat back, tapered square section legs, drop-in leather seat

George III mahogany Chippendale carver armchair, pierced splat back, tapered square section legs, drop-in leather seat

A Chippendale style carved mahogany hall table, English, 20th century, 76 cm high, 174 wide, 35 cm deep

An early 20th century English oak fall front writing bureau with two drawers on elevated legs in the Chippendale style, 98 x 73 x 42 cm

Antique English mahogany George III Chippendale tea table, approx 70 cm high, 70 cm deep . Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918)

A fine George II fret carved mahogany bureau cabinet, circa 1760, in the Chippendale Gothic style with dentilled cornice above a fretwork border with glazed doors with gothic tracery flanked by cluster columns fitted with two glass shelves, the panelled sl

A 1930s burr walnut chest of seven drawers in the Chippendale style, 90 cm high. 80 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A carved Chippendale style oak pedestal desk, circa 1920s, the English made desk with a felted top and relief carved edging above a frieze drawer and pedestals each with fleur de lys embellishments and cast brass swing handles and shaped plates, a gadroon

Vintage Chippendale style mahogany sideboard by Edward Hill, Sydney (signature seal displayed on interior right hand cupboard door) with 3 centered drawers and 2 outer cabinets, inverted breakfront shape on ball and claw legs, 184 cm wide, 59 cm deep, 99 c

A Chippendale style mahogany fretwork and gilded wall mirror, scrolling fretwork to the top and base, the pierced arched pediment including a gilded eagle. 79.5 cm x 42.5 cm

Fine & rare antique George III Chippendale mahogany tea table with fine turned spindle gallery, carved central support with three out swept ball & pearl legs. Purchased Leslie Walford 1950's with original receipt, approx 75 cm high, 82 cm diameter

Chippendale style mahogany bench raised on carved cabriole legs, with claw feet. Length 310 cm. Provenance: purchased from Robyn Cosgrove rugs, 2003

An 18th century Chippendale double fold over card table/supper table. 75 cm high, 87 cm wide, 84 cm deep (when open). Rare

A 1930s fall-front writing bureau in the Chippendale style, four drawers to base, and fitted pigeon hole interior 108 cm high, 64 cm wide, 39 cm deep

A walnut sideboard of superb quality in the Chippendale style 100 x 185 x 60 cm

A walnut five-leaf extension table in the Chippendale style (seats 20) 77 x 330 (fully extended) x 115 cm

A Georgian Chippendale walnut armchair with floral fabric reeded front legs

A Chippendale style camel back scrolled arm settee. 210 cm across the back

Vintage Chippendale style china cabinet 101 cm wide, 150.5 cm high

Chippendale style foot stool with tapestry top 41 x 41 x 88 cm

A George III mahogany Chippendale style carver, English, circa 1775. Provenance: L.J Cook & Co., Camberwell

A George III Chippendale style mahogany stool, English, circa 1760. 46.5 cm high, 60.5 cm wide, 49 cm deep. Provenance: Westbury Antiques, Melbourne

A Chippendale style pierced and carved hall mirror. 125 cm high, 72 cm wide

Chippendale style rosewood card table with carving & claw & ball feet

A rare Georgian Chippendale mahogany chest on chest, the top section with two small drawers and three graduated full width drawers, the base with brushing slide and three graduated full width drawers, flanked by blind fretwork, the architectural 'breakarch

Early Eastern Chippendale style rosewood armchair. Serpentine top - rail, pierced scrollwork splat with square chamfered legs. Possibly 19th century. Length 60 cm. Height 97 cm

19th century Chippendale style mahogany partners, pedestal desk, drawers to one side, cupboards the other, tooled green leather top, brass 'Bale' handles. Approx 76 cm high, 151 cm wide, 95 cm deep

Chippendale style mahogany tilt-top tea table, pie crust border, tripod base with three ball and claw feet, approx 70 cm high, 60 cm diameter

Chippendale style black lacquered fold over games table, with baize-lined interior (A/F). Height 77 cm width 77 cm

A Chippendale style gilt wood framed wall mirror the shaped plate within an ornately pierced and carved surround, surmounted by a crest in the form of a Parakeet, 157 cm high

A large rectangular ottoman on Chippendale style base, upholstered in sage and russet floral design. 46 cm high, 100 cm wide and 54 cm deep

Vintage Chippendale style extension table, 242 cm long (including 2 extensions 91 cm), 106 cm wide, 72 cm high

An Edwardian Georgian style chest in mahogany with four serpentine drawers on bracket feet with Chippendale blind carved details and brushing slide. Height 90 cm. Width 91 cm. Depth 55 cm