Quote of the Week

From a well known North American furniture brassware manufacturer’s website…

“Chippendale was not exclusively a colonial American style, and furniture makers across the Atlantic created pieces with this look.”

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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6 Responses to Quote of the Week

  1. confur says:

    Nother Quote, from the “Peterborough” column in the Daily Telegraph, London, in the mid 70’s,
    A much treasured clipping.
    Regarding our “Colonial Cousins” :::

    Applied Art ?
    An adverisement in a San Francisco weekly newspaper asks : “Are you tired of your modern furniture ? Let us Antique it for you. Send for our illustrated booklet showing pieces we have Chippendaled, Sheratoned, etc. “


  2. Somehow I never thought of “Chippendale” and “Sheraton” as verbs before…


  3. visitinghousesandgardens says:

    A bit like the quote from an American visiting Edinburgh Castle: “Isn’t it a shame they built the castle so close to the railway line”…


  4. burbidge says:

    “Even the antique novice is moderately familiar with the term “Chippendale.” But while he or she may not be an expert on its origins, the untrained eye easily recognizes its ornate, florid style. Nevertheless, Chippendale pieces are often confused with Queen Anne…”


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