Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • The Cabinet–Maker and Upholsterer's Guide: Title page, plates 2 and 6, 1788
    George Hepplewhite (British, died 1786)
    London
    Rogers Fund (161 H41)

    Design for a side chair illustrated on plate 2 of George Hepplewhite's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide. Hepplewhite published the Guide in 1788, then reissued it with slight revisions in 1789. The "improved" third edition (1794) consists of 128 plates; most of the cabriole-legged patterns had been removed. Written evidence locates the Guide in Baltimore and Hartford at the very end of the eighteenth century, and surviving furniture demonstrates its presence in the last mentioned city as well as Salem and New York.

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  • The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide: Title page, plates 2 and 6, 1788
    George Hepplewhite (British, died 1786)
    London
    Rogers Fund (161 H41)

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