( Set of 12 Chippendale chairs - this time all arm chairs. Solid and sturdy)
Chippenale dining chairs are a quintissentially English enduring design classic - perhaps the ultimate in high end dining chairs. At our Canonbury Antiques North London showroom we have a whole range of mahogany and walnut Chippendale chairs on display with various matching dining tables. Of course the chairs were originally a design of Thomas Chippendale, a titan amongst English design and furniture making. Chippendale worked out of London in the 1700s as a cabinet maker and his book of designs 'The Gentleman and the Cabinet Makers Director' is perhaps the most defining work in furniture design ever published.
Ball and Claw Feet?
( The hand carved ball and claw foot - classic!)
His style's broadly incorporate mid-Georgian, Neoclassical and English rococo influences, of course with Chippendale's own trademark touches. When it comes to chairs they predominantly feature the hand carved ball and claw feet, plus an intricately carved backsplat. The overall look and feel is chunky - so very solid and comfortable to sit at. That's the reason why you find Chippendale chairs in all the best English Stately homes, castles and palaces such as Blair Castle, Wilton House, Nostell Priory, Newby Hall and Harewood House. I even spotted a nice set in the main dining hall of Warwick Castle on a recent trip to this fine building. Aside from chairs, Chippendale also made all forms of other furniture, including desks, bookcases, cabinets, dining tables, secretaires. Obviously original pieces that have provenance to Chippendale fetch astronomoical prices at auctions and sales - many cabinet makers used his designs as a template and alongside Adams and Hepplewhite he perhaps the most enduring and well known furniture maker.
(Above Walnut Victorian dining table with set of matching Chippendales )
Come and try out a set of Chippendale chairs for yourself in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom. Nothing beats trying these chairs around the various dining tables - Regency, Victorian, William IV - that we have on display. That's why we are know as the classic English dining set specialists as we have multiple chair and table combinations all under one roof. Alongside these Chippendale chairs we also carry other chairs you can try out such as Queen Anne chairs, Regency chairs, Trafalgar and Victorian balloon back chairs to name a but a few. We also carry a large range of farmhouse dining sets with refectory tables and Windsor, ladderback, spindleback and other oak chairs to try.
Nothing beats sitting around a classic dining table with a set of comfy Chippendale chairs. This furniture has been made to centuries old traditions by skilled craftsmen using skills passed down generation to generation. Hence these dining chairs will last for lifetimes and generations making them great heirlooms as they increase in value.
( Regency table and set of matching mahogany Chippendales )
We can ship these Chippendale chairs to anywhere in the world - so please get in touch for a shippping quote. We have shipped to every corner of the globe so don't hesitate to get in touch with any other questions you might have. Chippendale furniture is very popular in the United States and we ship there every week and can also complete transactions in US $ if required.
Here are some video's of Chippendale chairs from our YouTube channel:
Large range of Sheffield silver plate centerpieces - a lesson in crafting and silver smith, any of these epergnes would take center stage as part of any interiors project