A Hepplewhite Period Serving or Hall Table Dating Between 1760 and 1780
A fine mahogany serpentine fronted hall or serviving table, with fluted freeze and square tapered legs, late 18th Century.
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Dimentions 168cm Long x 71cm Deep x 93cm High
Stock number 3221
George Hepplewhite (1727 – 21 June 1786) was a cabinetmaker. He is regarded as having been 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.