Pair of 18th Century Antique Library Chairs (c. 1780 United Kingdom)


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Object Description

Pair of 18th century antique library chairs in the style of George Hepplewhite, these are a generous size and made of good dense grained mahogany. The arms and cabriole legs have good crisp carving which follows the shape of the chair. The upholstery has been restored recently and some re-railing as necessary. English circa 1780

Object History

George Hepplewhite (1727? – June 21, 1786) was a cabinet and chair maker. He was one of the “big three” English furniture makers of the 18th century, along with Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Chippendale. There are no pieces of furniture made by Hepplewhite or his firm known to exist but he gave his name to a distinctive style of light, elegant furniture that was fashionable between about 1775 and 1800 and reproductions of his designs continued through the following centuries. One characteristic that is seen in many of his designs, is a shield-shaped chair back, where an expansive shield appeared in place of a narrower splat design.

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Parkway Farm
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