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 furniture in his own designs called ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Directory’, published in 1754 and this featured Chippendale chairs. This catalogue was sold to private clients who wanted to order their own furniture direct from Thomas Chippendale. It was also sold to other cabinet makers across Britain that copied his designs, so their clients would order from the pictures in the catalogue. The Chippendale chair became such a huge success with the iconic pierced backs, having decorative carvings to the top, splayed back legs and squared front legs with chamfered corners. This continued throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods with cabinet makers adding their own finishing touches and this is why the Chippendale style has been so popular for such a long time. Chippendale Chairs were one of the most copied design of antique chair throughout the 19th Century. To view our current selection please visit our chairs page or look below at a few examples for sale.
Chippendale Chairs for sale
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.
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 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.
Stunning Set Of Six Edwardian Warm Mahogany Chippendale Design Antique Dinning Chairs upholstered in a faux leather and are in exceptional condition.
Pair of Chippendale design Antique Victorian Painted Walnut Side Chairs Dating from around 1890 and 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.
Sensational Pair Of Walnut Edwardian Chippendale Design Carver Side Chairs 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.
- Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.
Hi James,The pair of chairs has been delivered in perfect condition. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Kind regards Philippe
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