Chinese Chippendale was invented by English furniture designer Thomas Chippendale in the mid eighteenth century. Already famous for his elegant mahogany furniture, he applied the newly very popular Chinoiserie style to his English look. Chinese Chippendale chairs are immensely popular today, and they vary widely in design which can include faux bamboo, fretwork, pagodas, bells, and latticework. The picture just below is a Chinese Chippendale chair I picked up last weekend at Lucketts (for those of you in the D.C. area) for $55.00. I have selected a beautiful Farrow & Ball paint color and Cowtan & Tout fabric, and will show you the "after" when I finish it. The rest of the pictures from 1st dibs show the incredible range of looks available in this style that remains so popular 250 later.