|Hepplewhite sideboard by Stickley|
In the 18th century, Europe and America fell in love with the rich, satiny look of mahogany wood from Central America. Along with cherry, mahogany became the basis of a classic style that adorned homes in England and America.
Choose the classic mahogany dining table and Chippendale chairs. Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) did not invent the style that bears his name. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director that reflected reigning fashion in England, blends of Gothic, Asian, and French Rococo designs. The designs were used cabinet makers in Boston and Philadelphia, as well as London.
|The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director|
|Classic Mahogany dining table and chairs by Stickley|
The equally beautiful Monroe Place table and Hepplewhite chairs are always in style. George Hepplewhite (1727? –1786) was one of the "big three" English furniture makers along with Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. No furniture made by Hepplewhite exists but he gave his name to a light, elegant style. A Hepplewhite chair typically exhibits a shield back design. In 1788, his widow Alice, who continued his business after his death, published a book of his designs, The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide.
|The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide.|
|Monroe Place table and Hepplewhite chairs|
See all the Stickley traditional and classic dining in pdf format.