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Hepplewhite Furniture Drawings

The complete text to "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 ... in the plainest and most enriched styles : with a scale to each, and an explanation in letter press : also, the plan of a room, showing the proper distribution of the furniture", by George Hepplewhite.

About 300 different designs are given for household furniture in the "Guide", third and revised edition of 1794, most of them in the neoclassical style current in the England of the late Georgian era and borrowing heavily from the work of the designer Robert Adam. The antique designs shown herein, and as carried out by many household furniture makers since the late eighteenth century, are very elegant, lightly but sturdily made, using satinwood inlaid with exotic woods, or mahogany.

Following is the list of sections contained within the "Guide". Note also the separate index of Hepplewhite furniture pictures which complement the descriptions here.









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