We are reintroducing the Bartley Classic Reproductions' Hepplewhite Tea Table project kit, but with some enhancements. These enhancements include a more proportionally correct depiction of the table, a scalloped apron and a deeper perimeter tabletop molding.
The Hepplewhite Tea Table project kit has more pieces than our other Hepplewhite tables. It is also taller than the other Hepplewhite tables we offer.
Named for a London designer and cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite (?-1768), Hepplewhite furniture originated between 1780 and 1810, during the Federal period in the United States. Hepplewhite’s work was captured after his death in his book, The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide, published by his wife in 1788. The style was neoclassical, quite popular between New England and the Carolinas.
A key differentiator from other works of the period and before is the straight legs, which can be square or tapered. Reeded or fluted edges, designed to imitate Classical columns of Greek and Roman architecture, are not uncommon.
Hepplewhite feet are simple, often a rectangular spade foot or tapered arrow foot.
We are offering the Hepplewhite Tea Table project kit in Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut and Curly Maple. It measures 22"W x 17.25"D x 28.5"H.
Shipping of this project kit expected in 8 - 10 weeks.