Hepplewhite as a modifier, by 1878, in reference to style of furniture introduced in England by cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite (d.1786). The proper name is from Heblethwaite, near Sedbergh in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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  • Hepplewhite — [hep′əl hwīt΄] adj. [after G. Hepplewhite (? 1786), Eng cabinetmaker] designating or of a style of furniture characterized by the use of graceful curves …   English World dictionary

  • Hepplewhite — George Hepplewhite ( † 21. Juni 1786 in London) war ein englischer Kunsttischler. Leben Er war einer der großen Tischler in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Möbel Hepplewhites waren u.a. zierliche Stühle aus Mahagoni und entsprachen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hepplewhite — I. adjective Etymology: George Hepplewhite Date: 1897 of, relating to, or imitating a style of furniture originating in late 18th century England II. biographical name George died 1786 English cabinetmaker & designer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hepplewhite — /hep euhl hwuyt , wuyt /, n. 1. George, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker. adj. 2. noting the style prevailing in English furniture c1780 c95, as illustrated in designs published by the firm of George Hepplewhite in 1788,… …   Universalium

  • Hepplewhite —  Eighteenth century style of furniture, named after English cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite (d. 1786) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Hepplewhite — n. family name; George Hepplewhite (unknown date of birth 1786), English cabinetmaker and designer of furniture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hepplewhite — Hep•ple•white [[t]ˈhɛp əlˌ(h)waɪt, ˌwaɪt[/t]] n. 1) big George, died 1786, English furniture designer 2) fur of or in the style of late 18th century English furniture associated with George Hepplewhite, characterized by graceful curving lines and …   From formal English to slang

  • Hepplewhite — /ˈhɛpəlwaɪt/ (say hepuhlwuyt) adjective of or relating to an 18th century English style of furniture characterised by oval or shield shaped open chair backs. {from George Hepplewhite, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinet maker} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hepplewhite — n. a light and graceful style of furniture. Etymology: G. Hepplewhite, Engl. cabinet maker d. 1786 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hepplewhite — hep·ple·white …   English syllables

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