Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806). English designer best known for his book, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. Although sometimes named as a furniture maker, he is not known to have actually made furniture nor to have had a workshop.
From Thomas Sheraton, 1751-1806 an English furniture designer. A formal style that developed from Hepplewhite, Sheraton features delicate straight lines, tapered legs (usually turned rather than square) and expert veneer and inlay. The period is known for handsome sideboards and neo-classical decorative elements including small urns and fluted columns.
A formal style of design that developed from Hepplewhite. Sheraton features include delicate straight lines, tapered legs that are usually turned opposed to being square and skilled inlay and veneer work.
(c. 1795-1820) Furniture style was an elegant elaboration of neoclassical forms named after England's Thomas Sheraton, whose designs were published in the early 1700s. Sheraton pieces were more delicate and with diminished classical ornamentation than the Adam style, yet more linear, segmented and severe than similar Hepplewhite forms. Classic features included fluted columns, painted decoration, reeding, skillful inlays and bands of contrasting veneer woods. Chairs contained openwork backs with lyre, swag or urn themes with characteristically tapered and usually turned legs (earlier Hepplewhite styles were square). Sideboards were popular furniture of this period. Duncan Phyfe (1795-1848) a cabinetmaker in New York was well known for the late Sheraton style in America.