George Hepplewhite was a Georgian cabinetmaker and furniture designer whose designs become so sought after, they are still copied today. His most sought after design was in the form of Hepplewhite chairs. Along with Sheraton and Chippendale he was one of the most well known designers of Georgian furniture. He designed some of the most important furniture, with very distinctive features like the shield back chair. Hepplewhite antique chairs are as popular today as they were all those years ago and here at Antiques World 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. They will come in the highest grades of timbers and built by master cabinet makers with interesting decorative features. To see our current selection for sale please click here to visit our antique chair page.
Styles of Hepplewhite Chairs
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.
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’!
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.
This is a superb pair of quality antique Victorian mahogany carver armchairs have shaped Hepplewhite design backs with pierced back splats with lovely central carved detailing. 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.
This set elm antique Georgian country dining chairs are in the Hepplewhite design and 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 and would look wonderful set around an antique oak dining table.
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. 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.
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.