Sheraton styled furniture dates back from 1790-1820. The name Sheraton is named for the London furniture designer and teacher Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806), who was a trained cabinetmaker, but is known for his written guides. His first remained his most popular entitled – The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book, published 1791-94. Sheraton’s style branches from a neoclassic style, it falls within the Federal period in the U.S.
Sheraton’s work often can be compared to British designer George Hepplewhite, who also published a guide in 1788 much like Sheraton’s, and documented the designs of the day. Sheraton’s designs have heavily influenced entire generations of furniture-makers, especially in the young U.S., as seen in the works of early American masters such as Duncan Phyfe, Samuel McIntire, and John and Thomas Seymour.