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George Hepplewhite is the most enigmatic name in the history of Eighteenth Century Furniture. His Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Guide was published pothomously in 1788 and many believe he did not create any of the designs in the publication. In a new book  John Martin Robinson has suggested that many of the designs were actually by James Wyatt, the eminent architect.

Highlighted below are some pieces which display the lightness and elegance typical of the period.

A pair of Hepplewhite hall chairs.

A pair of Hepplewhite hall chairs.

1780

Height: 38" (96.5cm)

Depth: 17" (43cm)

Width: 18.75" (47.5cm)

A pair of George III Hepplewhite period mahogany hall chairs; the shield back with a central recessed oval decorated with English family crests depicting, in each, a lynx guardant above a striped torse; raised on reeded tapering legs.

Please have a look at our blog if you are interested in the enigma of George Hepplewhite.

Ref: R338

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A Hepplewhite satin birch linen press.

A Hepplewhite satin birch linen press.

1780

Height: 74.5" (189.25cm)

Depth: 23" (58.5cm)

Width: 49.75" (126.5cm)

A fine Hepplewhite period mahogany and satinbirch veneered linen press; the dentil moulded and fluted cornice above a pair of panelled doors veneered in satinbirch and crossbanded in rosewood which open to reveal trays; below are four short graduated drawers which are veneered in satinbirch and crossbanded in rosewood and retain their original swan neck handles. Raised on its original bracket feet which are unusually crossbanded in rosewood.

Ref: 2251

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A Hepplewhite satinwood centre table.

A Hepplewhite satinwood centre table.

1775

Height: 30.5" (77.5cm)

Depth: 23.75" (60.5cm)

Width: 33" (83.75cm)

An elegant Hepplewhite period satinwood and rosewood veneered centre table; the eared top inlayed with a central oval of rosewood and crossbanded in satinwood and rosewood with a brass edging; the serpentine shaped sides inlayed with satinwood and crossbanded in rosewood with a drawer to one end, raised on slender cabriole legs which are mounted with ormolu sabots.

The quality of this antique centre table can be seen in the choice of the most luxurious woods of the period, rosewood and satinwood for its manufacture. The Hepplewhite centre table's extremely sophisticated design which is all shape and movement suggests that it was made by one of the most accomplished London cabinet-makers.

 

Ref: 2002

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A pair of Georgian candlesticks.

A pair of Georgian candlesticks.

1780

Height: 9.75" (24.75cm)

Depth: 3.25" (8.25cm)

Width: 3.25" (8.25cm)

An elegant pair of George III period bell metal candlesticks.

Ref: 1090



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