Hepplewhite definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of a style of furniture characterized by the use of graceful curves
Origin: after G. Hepplewhite (?-1786), Eng cabinetmaker
Hepplewhite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or being an English style of furniture of the late 18th century, characterized by its light, graceful lines, the use of concave curves, and the shield or heart backs of its chairs.
Origin: After George Hepplewhite.
, George Died 1786.
British cabinetmaker whose elegant designs, now greatly admired, were considered unfashionable in his day.