manner of George Hepplewhite (d.1786)
A mahogany armchair, from a set comprising a pair of armchairs and a pair of chairs, circa 1790, in the manner of George Hepplewhite (poss. 1727 -1786), the typical shield-shaped back with a pierced splat and issuing scrolling arm-rests on out-swept supports, above square-section tapered legs joined by stretchers, covered in red damask. The design of these chairs can be compared to Hepplewhite's designs published in the "Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide" (1788).
The bequest of Miss Forbes Watson, 1996.
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manner of George Hepplewhite (d.1786), furniture designer and maker