The style period from 1780-1795. His Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer's Guide, published in 1788, was widely influential.
A neo-classic furniture style with tapered legs and classical ornamentation such as shields
George Hepplewhite (died 1786); disciple of the Classical vogue inspired by Adam; designer and cabinet-maker. His 'Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Guide' was published in 1788, resulting in posthumous fame.
From George Hepplewhite, furniture designer 1727-1786. A late 18th century style published in 1788 related to the Federal style in the United States, a neo-classic furniture style that followed Chippendale from the late 1700s to roughly 1820. It overlapped with Sheraton style and shares restrained design, tapered legs and classical ornamentation like urns and shields (including shield back chairs) or American carved eagles and stars.
an 18th-century English style originated by George Hepplewhite, and characterized by delicate forms in the neoclassic framework. See Style Guide
George, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker. Noting the style prevailing in English furniture c1780-1795, as illustrated in designs published by George Hepplewhite in 1788, reflecting Adam and Louis XVI influences.
A neo-classic furniture style that followed Chippendale from the late 1700's to about 1820. It overlaps with Sheraton styles and shares similar elements of restrained design, tapered legs and classical ornamentation like urns and shields.
(1785-1810) Style named for cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite, whose furniture drawings were published postmortem in 1786. Related to the Federal style in the United States, a neoclassical furniture style following Chippendale from the late 1700s to about 1820. Hepplewhite style was more delicate than Chippendale having less angular shape, use of slimmer line and ushered in the American Federal period. Overlaps the Sheraton style period, sharing many design elements. Characterized by restrained design use of classic forms (like urns and shields), carved stars and American eagles and an emphasis on inlay. Tapered square legs typically ended with flared bracket or spade feet. The Prince of Wales's feather motif was often on Hepplewhite chair backs. Shield back chairs, banquet tables and Sideboards were important new furniture forms of these periods.
Hepplewhite, George (died 1786). British furniture maker whose delicate, graceful chairs were lighter and smaller than Chippendale's and had typically straight slender legs. Hepplewhite's pieces were characterized by simplicity and refined elegance.