There are Chippendales, And Then There are *Chippendales*
Why the seven-eighths-naked-but-for-a-bow-tie boys-next-door plan to strut their stuff in a town best known for bearing bustier chests, I couldn't tell ya.
What I do know is that St. Louis police recovered a nifty set of stolen Chippendale chairs in the home of a 70-year-old St. Louis lawyer about a week and a half ago.
|Photo by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.|
|Not a Chippendale. But he did have four stolen Chippendales in his dining room, according to the private eyes who solved the case.|
These chairs are special, but not because some greasy 20-something cheeseballs straddled them in G-strings before throngs of hysterical women.
The chairs, which sell for mucho $, were made by Thomas Chippendale back in the 18th Century and were passed down in an old St. Louis family before turning up missing several years ago from a downtown office building occupied by the Lawrence Group.
Come to find out that Chippendale, the pre-eminent English furniture-maker of his day, was reportedly the father of nine children...
Check back here later today for my news story about the theft, and all its dirty details.