I was looking at my Blogger stats a while ago and I was surprised to see a referral from Google; the referral is from a Google search for “Chippendales”, you know, the popular erotic male dance group. I can only guess why some hits landed on my site. And I was right. It’s because of this:
|Chippendale chair made in Philadelphia between 1760-1765
Can you imagine????????? That’s hilarious!
Well, to those looking for the gyrating Chippendale dancers/models and ending up in this blog, sorry to disappoint you. No such “show” exists here. Only the Chippendale chair on a stamp, as seen above, can be found.
Allow me to give you a piece of information about the Chippendale style of furniture. This is not an ordinary piece of furniture. The Chippendale style was named after the English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale whose book on design was very much influential to designers and furnituremakers from America and Europe. As most of his designs are very stylish, intricately designed furniture that costs a fortune. The Chippendale chair depicted on the stamp above is a stylized rendition of an American designer named Lou Nolan, based on a chair that is a part of a decorative arts collection found at the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the US State Department in Washington, DC. Sounds like it’s been used like a modern office furniture
– too artsy for an office, don’t you think?