Hepplewhite meaning

hĕp'əl-wīt', -hwīt'
Of, relating to, or being an English style of furniture of the late 1700s, characterized by its light, graceful lines, the use of concave curves, and the shield or heart backs of its chairs.
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Designating or of an 18th-cent. Eng. style of furniture characterized by graceful curves and straight, slender legs.
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Origin of hepplewhite

  • After George Hepplewhite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition