Painted Chippendale Furniture – How To Transform It.

Chippendale furniture is a highly decorated style, seen in the third quarter of the 18th century and named after the English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale.

This was actually the first style of furniture in England named after a cabinetmaker rather than a monarch.

” Chippendale ” comes from a book of furniture designs, that was published in 1754 in London and called The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director.

Thomas Chippendale’s designs became quite popular on the European continent, and in the American Colonies.

Here are some looks to inspire you, if you decide to invest in this style of furniture.



How about painted Red ?

Chippendale Chest –


How about white and green ?


Child’s Chippendale Chair listed with Bucks County on Ebay

Find a child’s chippendale chair on ebay.  There are several to choose from with various price points. 

Looking at this style, the Chippendale designs fall into three main styles: Gothic, Rococo and Chinese.

Chippendale blended these disparate stylistic elements into harmonious and unified designs. The term Chippendale specifically refers to English furniture of the 1750s and ’60s made in a modified Rococo style.

Rococo Chippendale was designed to pivot from the heavy Baroque furniture design at the time.  Much of the Rococo designs were French, but Chippendale modified the looks for the English market, and that is why you see some of his designs based on the Louis XV designs.  Some of the most elaborate Rococo designs were carved and gilded like the mirror frames you see in many magazines paired with this style.

Chippendale designs were applied to china cabinets, or china shelves.  You will often see tea tables paired with this look.   Pieces in the Chinese Chippendale style are often paired with designs like chinoiserie wallpaper, or furniture coated with oriental-style lacquer.


How Thomas Chippendale Forever Changed the Furniture Industry | Architectural Digest



Painted Chippendale Furniture – Found on



Chippendale Furniture – Dumfries House Estate — Google Arts & Culture


Chippendale Blue Painted Blanket Chest – Bid

Chippendale Green and Red Painted Pine Blanket Chest – 1800 –



Painted Chippendale Chairs – 1st Dibs



Gold Leafing Chippendale as an accent chair. 



Look at this collection on ebay. 


A stunning collection of 8 Gold Leaf Chippendale dining chairs – $3,364.78  cmc-designs-international On Ebay





Six Painted Chippendale-Style Dining Chairs – 1st Dibs

Brown paint and brown velvet….  what a stunning combination.  Don’t you think?