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The Enigma of Hepplewhite at Reindeer Antiques

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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