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Known by its exquisite and extensive carving, Chippendale furniture ranks as one of the most
sophisticated styles of furniture still enjoyed today. Named for an 18th century cabinetmaker,
Chippendale furnishings reflected popular English tastes of the period with Gothic, English,
and Chinese motifs.
The Queen Anne style cabriole leg was used extensively with a claw and ball feet, while Gothic and
Chinese influenced designs had straight or tapering legs, tracery carving and fret and lattice work.
Mahogany was almost exclusively used, with chairs and the newly introduced camel back sofas
upholstered in rich brocades, velvets, and damasks.