Hepplewhite

[ hep-uhl-hwahyt, -wahyt ]
/ ˈhɛp əlˌʰwaɪt, -ˌwaɪt /

noun

George, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker.

adjective

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.

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Origin of Hepplewhite

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for Hepplewhite

Hepplewhite
/ (ˈhɛpəlˌwaɪt) /

adjective

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 for Hepplewhite

C18: named after George Hepplewhite (1727–86), English cabinetmaker
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