New US Stamp on Chippendale Chair and Year of the Horse

United States Postal Service will issue two stamps in January 2014.

\"uspsChippendale Chair Re-Issue (January 2, 2014):The 4¢ Chippendale stamp was first issued in March 2004 (shown). The Chippendale style of furniture was named for the English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), who influenced furniture design on both sides of the Atlantic. His works were known for their carved decorations and elaborate chair backs. In America, the style varied by region, with Philadelphia artisans producing the most extensively ornamented furniture.The Chippendale chair depicted on the stamp is a stylized version of a Chippendale side chair, or chair without arms, that is part of the collection of decorative arts at the U.S.Department of State in Washington, D.C.

\"uspsLunar New Year (Forever) (January 15, 2014):Artist Kam Mak offers another of his views of the ways of celebrating the New Year, in this case a drum. Clarence Lee’s intricate cut-paper design of a horse, and Lau Bun’s classic grass-style calligraphy of the Chinese character for Horse, complete the design.

The Year of the Horse begins January 31.

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