Chippendale Chic With Clayton Gray Home

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Thomas Jef­ferson was inspired by the Chi­nese Chip­pen­dale move­ment and used it in rail­ings and balustrades throughout his well-​​known home, Mon­ti­cello, located in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia. (Photo cour­tesy of J. Wad­dell Interiors)

According to Wikipedia, “The term Chi­nese Chip­pen­dale in archi­tec­ture is applied to a spe­cific kind of railing or balustrade that was inspired by the “Chi­nese Chip­pen­dale” designs of cab­i­net­maker Thomas Chip­pen­dale. The infill between the top and bottom rails and the ver­tical sup­ports is a series of inter­locking diag­o­nals, although rec­ti­linear designs exist as well.”

This style became pop­ular in the United States in the late 18th and early 19th cen­turies and was often referred to as lat­tice­work.  Either way, this fancy fret­work has us beg­ging for more!  See a few of our favorite CGH pieces that epit­o­mize this classic style!

L to R (Top to Bottom): Worlds Away Chang­wright Coffee Table in Turquoise $1200, our Hatch Linen Pillow in Teal $85, Worlds Away Largo Mir­rored Planter in Green $780, Arte­riors Home Rem­ington Cab­inet $4675, Worlds Away Treil­lage Mirror in Gold Leaf $1235, Emis­sary Criss­cross Pen­dant in Light Gray $480, Trina Turk Geo­metric Embroi­dered Pillow in Black and Tan $130, Gala Dia­mond Rug $80-$910.

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