- George,died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker.
- noting the style prevailing in English furniture c1780–c95, as illustrated in designs published by the firm of George Hepplewhite in 1788, reflecting Adam and Louis XVI influences.
Origin of Hepplewhite
Examples from the Web for hepplewhite
I shall squander every penny on things Chippendale and Sheraton and Hepplewhite.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
Figure 32 shows two Hepplewhite settees with shield-shaped backs.
There are more pieces of Hepplewhite furniture in America than one is aware of.
This was at the commencement of the Hepplewhite period, which lasted till 1790.Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture
Close upon the heels of the Chippendales was the firm of Hepplewhite.Chats on Old Clocks
- of, denoting, or made in a style of ornamental and carved 18th-century English furniture, of which oval or shield-shaped open chairbacks are characteristic
Word Origin and History for hepplewhite
as a modifier, by 1878, in reference to style of furniture introduced in England by cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite (d.1786). The proper name is from Heblethwaite, near Sedbergh in the West Riding of Yorkshire.