chippendale


chippendale

noun

  1. Thomas,1718?–79, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.

adjective

  1. of or in the style of Thomas Chippendale.

noun

  1. Thomas. ?1718–79, English cabinet-maker and furniture designer

adjective

  1. (of furniture) designed by, made by, or in the style of Thomas Chippendale, characterized by the use of Chinese and Gothic motifs, cabriole legs, and massive carving

“piece of furniture by, or in the style of, Chippendale,” by 1871, from Thomas Chippendale (c.1718-1779), English cabinetmaker. The family name (13c.) is from Chippingdale, Lancashire (probably from Old English ceaping “a market, marketplace,” related to cheap). Chippendales beefcake dance revue, began late 1970s in a Los Angeles nightclub, the name said to have been chosen for its suggestion of elegance and class.

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