"Hepplewhite furniture"

George Hepplewhite (1727?-1786), an English cabinetmaker, is acknowledged as one of the “big three” 18th century English makers of fine furniture alongside Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. No pieces made by Hepplewhite or his firm are known to exist today, but the name lives on to describe a simple, elegant style of chairs that feature shield-shape chair backs, short and curved arms, and straight legs.