The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide, or, Repository of designs for every article of household furniture, in the newest and most approved taste : displaying a great variety of patterns for chairs, stools ... in the plainest and most enriched styles : with a scale to each, and an explanation in letter press : also the plan of a room, shewing the proper distribution of the furniture ... from drawings

Author: A. Hepplewhite & Co. (British, 18th century)

Publisher: I. & J. Taylor (London)

Date: 1788

Geography: London

Dimensions: 30 pages, 125 leaves of plates, illustrations, height: 14 9/16 in. (37 cm)

Accession Number: 161 H41


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.