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.