Hepplewhite Chairs

George Hepplewhite was a Georgian cabinetmaker and furniture designer whose designs become so sought after, they are still copied today. Along with Sheraton and Chippendale he was one of the most well known designers of the Georgian period and designed some of the most important furniture, with very distinctive features like the shield back chair. Hepplewhite chairs are as popular today as they were all those years ago and here at Driscolls Antiques we do get some lovely examples for sale from The Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Although you do not see many Genuine Georgian Hepplewhite chairs, you can see Hepplewhite design chairs mainly from the Edwardian period. To see our current selection for sale please click here to visit our antique chair page. Below are previous examples that we have sold and if any particular design looks of interest please let us know so we can add you onto our wanted book and inform you of similar chairs that we get in stock.

Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs

This quality set of six antique dining chairs are constructed from mahogany in a Hepplewhite design and date from the Georgian period, circa 1800. They each have a shaped back in a typical Hepplewhite design with central pierced back splat. They stand on splayed back legs and tapered front legs with the benefit of a ‘H’ stretcher for added stability. They look to have been recently upholstered in a neutral fabric with a stud trim to the front corners, as such they are clean and ‘good to go’!

Fine Quality, Set of Eight Edwardian Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs. Fine Quality, Set of Eight Edwardian Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs. Fine Quality, Set of Eight Edwardian Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs.

This very desirable, set of eight, mahogany antique dining chairs date from around 1900 in the Edwardian period. The set consists of two carvers and six dining chairs, each with Hepplewhite design shield shaped backs and beautifully carved wheat sheaf decorative carvings. They stand on splayed back legs and have moulded, tapered front legs with spade feet. They are a sturdy set of dining chairs, good for everyday use, with an H stretcher for added stability. They have been very recently upholstered so the fabric is clean and in good condition. The chairs have aged to a warm medium mahogany with a striking grain, good patina, are in very good condition and have been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.

Pair of Superb Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs. Pair of Superb Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs.

This is a superb pair of quality antique Victorian mahogany carver armchairs dating from around 1870. They have shaped Hepplewhite design backs with pierced back splats with lovely central carved detailing. The arms are out-swept while the legs are tapered with the added benefit of a ‘H’ stretcher for stability. The drop in seats are upholstered in a green leather and the chairs have been constructed from the finest quality mahogany making them extremely solid and sturdy, good for everyday use. These amply proportioned carvers are a great example of antique chairs at their best.

Set of Eight Georgian Country Elm Antique Dining Chairs. Set of Eight Georgian Country Elm Antique Dining Chairs.

This set of eight elm antique Georgian country dining chairs are in the Hepplewhite design and date from around 1800. They have pierced back splats standing on splayed back legs and tapering front legs with the added benefit of a ‘H’ stretcher for stability. They have been later reupholstered in a tan coloured faux leather with stood trim. This beautiful set of antique chairs are quite unusual being made from elm in the Hepplewhite design. They have the odd, very minor, old repair, but these 200 year old chairs are very sturdy and good for everyday use. They would look wonderful set around an antique oak dining table.

Pair of Antique Georgian Mahogany Hepplewhite Style Side Chairs by J. Yorke.  Pair of Antique Georgian Mahogany Hepplewhite Style Side Chairs by J. Yorke.

Dating from around 1800 in the Georgian period these delightful antique mahogany side chairs are in the Hepplewhite style and have the makers stamp of J. Yorke. They each have  pierced back splats and stand on splayed back legs with squared front legs having moulded edges and cross stretchers. The drop in style seats are currently covered in a traditional tapestry fabric and ‘good to go’ but could easily be recovered to ones’ own choice. These sound solid chairs are a medium shade of mahogany with a striking grain, good patina, are in very good condition and have been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.

Set of Eight Antique Edwardian, Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs. Set of Eight Antique Edwardian, Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs.

Set of Eight Antique Edwardian, Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs.
This very desirable, set of eight, mahogany & leather antique dining chairs date from around 1900 in the Edwardian period. The set consists of two carvers and six dining chairs, each with beautifully carved Hepplewhite design shield shaped backs. They stand on splayed back legs and tapered front legs with spade feet. They are a sturdy set of dining chairs, good for everyday use, full of character and have old leather upholstered seats.

Pair of Regency Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs. Pair of Regency Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs.

This lovely pair of antique Regency mahogany chairs date from around 1820. They have attractively shaped backs, in the Hepplewhite design, with pierced decorative back splats. They stand on tapering legs with ‘H’ stretchers for added stability and have been upholstered in a lovely terracotta shade of fabric which is in good condition. These amply proportioned comfortable antique chairs are a warm shade of mahogany.

Pair of Quality Georgian Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs. Pair of Quality Georgian Mahogany Antique Carver Armchairs.

This beautiful pair of antique Georgian mahogany carver armchairs are of superb quality and date from around 1800. They have Hepplewhite styled curved backs with pierced back splats and beautifully shaped curved arms. They stand on tapering legs with ‘H’ stretchers for that added stability. There is a very minor old repair on one of the back splats however this is hardly noticeable and in no way detracts from the beauty or overall quality of the chairs which are sturdy enough for everyday use. The drop in seats have been covered in a fabulous terracotta fabric which is in superb condition.

Set of Eight Antique Victorian Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs. Set of Eight Antique Victorian Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs.

Set of Eight Antique Victorian Mahogany & Leather Dining Chairs.
Dating from around 1890 in the Victorian period these antique mahogany dining chairs come as a set of eight and have leather seats. They are in the Hepplewhite design and consist of two carvers and six dining chairs. They have decorative carved backs above early leather seats with stud trim. The front legs are moulded while the back legs are splayed.

 

2 thoughts on “Hepplewhite Chairs

  1. I have acquired some dining chairs and not sure of the origin of these maybe “Hepplewhite” as similar style of this type. I was wondering if you could tell me what these are. When you contact me I can send you a picture of them.

    1. Hi
      It is something I would really need to view in the flesh to date, maybe try your local antiques auction or dealer
      Kind regards
      James

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