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Untitled Artifact: # 1980.1

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1790 - 1820

Description

Catalog No
1980.1
Credit
Gift of the McIlvaine Family
Artifact Type
Objects
PastPerfect Category Type
History
Hepplewhite Shield-Back Chairs c. 1800 Hepplewhite is a neoclassic style characterized by a delicate appearance, tapered legs, and the use of contrasting veneers and inlay. It is named after British designer and cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite. This style was reproduced in the United States particularly in the Carolinas, Maryland, New England, New York, and Virginia. Covered in luxurious silk fabric is a pair of classic Hepplewhite shield back chairs. Defining features include an H stretcher which reinforces the stability of the chair legs, a molded arch crest including five molded splats and tapered, square legs and feet. These chairs were formerly the sanctuary chairs of St. Peter s Church.

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