Hepplewhite Serpentine Table
Inlaid mahogany side table in Hepplewhite style
George Hepplewhite, a designer and furniture maker from London who died in 1788, is known for the style he popularized. This side table is typical of Hepplewhite in its tapered legs, serpentine front and top, and its use of Federal-style decorative elements. These decorative elements include sand-shaded bell flowers from Holly veneer, Holly stringing, Tiger Maple waist banding, and Cocobolo cuff banding. The primary wood is Mahogany, and Soft Maple is the secondary wood. It is finished with oil and a traditional French Polish.