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Chinese Chippendale chairs
If there’s one thing I keep seeing pop up every time I turn around, it’s a Chinese Chippendale chair. I just got back from High Point market in North Carolina, and Chinese Chippendale influence was everywhere — and I couldn’t be more thrilled. These chairs are one of my absolute favorites.  Characterized by their bamboo fretwork design on the back, they normally feature an upholstered seat and may or may not have arms. While they’re available new from a variety of retailers, you can almost always find vintage versions as well by searching on sites like eBay, Etsy, Chairish, 1stDibs, etc. And if you’re really lucky, as a steal of a deal on your local Craigslist.
Originally designed by prolific English cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale in the 18th century, the Chinese Chippendale chair is a classic design that can work in practically any style of interior. Check out the rest of the post at Better Homes & Gardens, as well as some unexpected tips on how to integrate it into your own style.
Chinese Chippendale chairs
Pssst — aren’t these shots pretty? I snapped them last summer at a friend’s parents’ house and they still get me all twitterpated.

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