Thomas Chippendale

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a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)


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As the postmodern architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown showed in their witty pastiche, the Chippendale chair is instantly recognisable, even pared back to its barest essentials: a pierced back splat and curved crest rail with elongated 'ears' either side (Fig.
A Queen Anne walnut bureau, a Regency mahogany table and a Chippendale chair.
The first piece is a miniature 14-karat gold Chippendale chair with a jeweled seat that can be personalized with your birthstone.
All of which is doing to California's real estate industry what a Sumo wrestler does to a Chippendale chair. Worst hit is Los Angeles County, which, because of its large concentration of defense and aerospace industries, has absorbed 70 percent of the state's job losses.
The white drawing rooms furnished exclusively with Chippendale furniture; Dumfries House: saved for the nation; The pink dining room is also a treasure trove of the finest Chippendale; If your budget wont stretch to a Chippendale chair, then these engravings are the next best thing.
Although the typical Chippendale chair was sturdy and strong, the best examples had finely carved top rails and splats and even stretchers with pierced frets.
There, arrayed before a blazing colonial-style hearth, is a lineup of ghoulish family types - among them, a mewling little girl spread-eagled in a kilt on a Chippendale chair; a young drag queen proffering a tiny spectral ballerina in his palm; the wizened, balding person of the artist propping up a rigid elder in a plaid bathrobe (this appears to be Greenwold's father, either dying or newly risen from the dead, for above him flies a human skull with wings); and a butch-coiffed mother type, grinning as she strangles herself.
The only way to repair a Chippendale chair leg is with the tools of the period, he maintains, although h e has done horribly sneaky things like mend 18th century items with 19th century wood and tools to make it look as though the chest or whatever was repaired 150 years ago instead of last week.
Jilly's held up by a pair of spindly Chippendale chair legs - but she insists on wearing skirts shorter than a football manager's handshake.
IF your budget won't stretch to a Chippendale chair, then these engravings are the next best thing.
"We've worked for aristocrats such as Lord McLaren restoring his Chippendale chairs, and we've worked for Drew a lot, he's always very easy to deal with," he added.
Amongst its treasures Weston houses one of the country's most impressive collections of paintings, including work by Sir Anthony Van Dyck; the unique French, Gobelin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house in the 1760s; a stem cup made from Charles II's Great Seal of England; Thomas Chippendale chairs; work by Morel & Hughes royal furniture makers to the Prince of Wales, and later King George IV; and as well as Chinese and Japanese porcelain, its ceramic collection also boasts Derby, Worcester, Wedgwood and Coalport pieces.