Thomas Chippendale was one of the most influential furniture designers of the 18th Century. His unique designs were so sought after they were copied by other cabinet makers, through the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and are even copied today by reproduction firms. He was the first cabinet maker to produce his own catalogue of just furniture in his own designs called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’, published in 1754. This catalogue was sold to private clients who wanted to order their own furniture direct from Thomas Chippendale but also sold to other cabinet makers across the country that copied his designs and sold them, usually to order from the pictures in the catalogue, to their own clients. The catalogue became such a huge success as there was nothing else out there on the market that other cabinet makers could use to sell these wonderful designs of furniture. This continued throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods with cabinet makers adding their own finishing touches to the designs and this is why the Chippendale style has been so popular for such a long time.
One of the most copied designs was the Chippendale Chair and we get some lovely design for sale, to view our current selection please visit ourchairs page.
below are some previous examples that we have sold and if any look of interest please either email us to join our wanted book, as we often get similar styles in stock.
Magnificent Set of Twelve Antique Victorian Chippendale Style Dining Chairs
It is with great pleasure we offer for sale this superb set of twelve antique mahogany dining chairs. Dating from around 1900 in the Victorian period, and in the Chippendale style, these chairs are quite rare being a set of twelve consisting of two carvers and ten dining chairs. They are all of a quality build, constructed from the finest mahogany timbers and with attractive detailing. They have pierced backs with decorative carvings to the top, splayed back legs and squared front legs with chamfered corners. They also benefit from ‘H’ stretchers providing them with that all important added stability. The drop in seats are upholstered in a very clean quality cream coloured fabric that contrasts well with the darker wood. The mahogany is of a warm medium shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Unusual Set Of Eight Edwardian Chippendale Design Antique Walnut Dining Chairs
This Unusual Set Of Eight Edwardian Chippendale Design Antique Walnut Dining Chairs circa, 1920 consist of two carvers and six dining chairs. This superb set of chairs have unusual carved pierced scrolled back splats. They stand on splayed back legs and square front legs and have a H cross stretcher for added stability. The drop in seats are upholstered in a warm amber fabric and are in good clean condition.
Set of Six Edwardian Antique Walnut Chippendale Design Chairs
Dating from around 1910 this set of six Edwardian walnut antique dining chairs are in the Chippendale design. They have pierced shaped back splats fronted by drop in seats that are covered in a Regency design stripe fabric. The back legs are splayed while the front legs are cabriole shaped and finished with ball and claw feet. A rope twist carved edge finishes the front view.
Stunning Set Of Six Edwardian Warm Mahogany Chippendale Design Antique Dinning Chairs.
This Stunning Set Of Six Edwardian Warm Mahogany Chippendale Design Antique Dinning Chairs circa, 1900 consist of two carvers and four dining chairs, all of these wonderful chairs have a shaped back with Chippendale design back splats. They stand on splayed back legs and square front legs with moulded edge. These stunning chairs are upholstered in a faux leather and are in exceptional condition. They have a H cross stretcher for added stability and are solid and sturdy for everyday use.
Set of Eight Victorian Chippendale Dining Chairs This beautiful set of eight Victorian mahogany Chippendale dining chairs ca 1870 consists of two carvers and six dining chairs in the Chippendale design. Each chair has a shaped moulded back with beautiful pierced, shaped back splats, stand on splayed back legs, tapering front legs and have H stretchers for added stability. The antique chairs have been recently upholstered in a grey / blue patterned fabric (one minor mark), are a rich medium mahogany colour with a striking grain, good patina, are in very good condition and have been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Pair of Chippendale design Antique Victorian Painted Walnut Side Chairs. Dating from around 1890 and in the Hepplewhite design, this beautiful pair of antique Victorian painted side chairs are constructed from solid walnut. These quality chairs have beautifully moulded backs with shaped, pierced, swags and tails design. The arms are moulded and the chairs stand on splayed legs with a ‘H’ stretcher for that added stability. They have been recently upholstered in a neutral linen fabric that compliments the antiqued paint finish perfectly.
Constructed From The Finest Quality Walnut Timbers This Sensational Pair Of Walnut Edwardian Chippendale Design Carver Side Chairs date from around 1900. These remarkable chairs have a Chippendale design carved back with pierced back splat and lovely shaped arms. Standing on splayed back legs and cabriole front legs with ball and claw feet, this stunning pair have a rope twist carved edge along with the original faux leather drop in seats.
Hi James,Thanks for the chairs – the whole process was stress free. I got the chairs within the indicated delivery time on Sat and they were as you described them on the website and in our subsequent conversations. I am please with them.Best wishes,Oxana
Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.
Hi James,Thank you so much, the Chairs are lovely and delivery was very punctual and I was away on time!