Chippendale

1750-1780 Chippendale is the most notable furniture style of Georgian times, characterised by intricate carved seat backs and the Ball & Claw foot, a style which gained popularity when Thomas Chippendale published his furniture designs in ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’ in 1754 reflecting an English Vogue for French, Chinese and Gothic tastes. In the latter years of the 17th Century the Chippendale style was superseded by the designs of Adam, Sheraton and Hepplewhite where a more formal style was adopted using straight lines and horizontal slats.

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