Sheraton, Thomas

An English cabinet-maker (1751-1806) whose delicate style is characterized by elegant lines, contrasting veneers and neo-classical motifs. Sheraton furniture is often associated with light woods such as satinwood, which was then painted with flowers and swags. This style was revived in the Edwardian period. In 1791 he published The Cabinet Maker's and Upholsterer's Drawing Book in four volumes, The Cabinet Dictionary in 1803 and Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist's Encyclopedia in 1805.