Definitions for "Shield Back"
A later 18th century chair back in the form of a shield, enclosing a carved back splat; first used by Adam but usually associated with Hepplewhite chairs.
Chair back with a double-curved top rail and a half-elliptical bottom, resembling a shield. Characteristic of many Hepplewhite chairs, the back was often filled with various openwork designs.
A chair with a back in the shape of shield.