George Hepplewhite (British, died 1786)
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.