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Chippendale-Style Dining Chairs

  • This set of ten 19th-century English dining chairs was crafted in the style of Thomas Chippendale
  • The set includes eight side chairs and two armchairs with carved ball and claw feet
  • Sets such as this demonstrate Chippendale's lasting influence on English cabinetmakers
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Item No. 28-310
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This fine set of ten 19th-century English mahogany dining room chairs was crafted after designs by the famed Thomas Chippendale. The set includes eight side chairs and two armchairs with carved ball and claw feet. The upholstered seats complement the deep mahogany beautifully, creating an elegant balance. The talent and genius of Thomas Chippendale's designs dominated the furniture styles of the 18th century. He was the first person to boast such a strong following that. . .
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This fine set of ten 19th-century English mahogany dining room chairs was crafted after designs by the famed Thomas Chippendale. The set includes eight side chairs and two armchairs with carved ball and claw feet. The upholstered seats complement the deep mahogany beautifully, creating an elegant balance. The talent and genius of Thomas Chippendale's designs dominated the furniture styles of the 18th century. He was the first person to boast such a strong following that an entire style bears his name and not that of a monarch, and sets such as this demonstrate his lasting influence on English cabinetmakers.

The son of a Yorkshire cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale quickly excelled in the family business. By the age of 36, he owned a series of workshops throughout England and an expansive timber yard for harvesting the finest woods. In 1754, Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker's Director, considered the “bible” of furniture design of its day. The book contained over 161 plates with an astounding range of furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Rococo styles. Subsequent publications of the text throughout Europe and North America included many Neo-Classical designs, serving to propel Chippendale into the international spotlight. Soon, this modest craftsman counted among his distinguished clientele countless members of nobility and society. His lasting influence

Circa 1880

38 1/2" high x 24" wide x 18 1/2 deep
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A beautiful, quality set of 10 Chippendale-style dining room chairs crafted of mahogany
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Seating
Depth: 18.5
Width: 24.0
Height: 38.5
Style: Chippendale
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