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The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director. Being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of houshold furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste: including a great variety of book-cases for libraries or private rooms. commodes, library and writing-tables, buroes, breakfast-tables, dressing and China-tables, China-cases, hanging-shelves, tea-chests, trays, fire-screens, chairs, settees, sopha's, beds, presses and cloaths-chests, pier-glass sconces, slab frames, brackets, candle-stands, clock-cases, frets. And other ornaments. To which is prefixed, a short explanation of the five orders of architecture, and rules of perspective; with proper directions for executing the most difficult pieces, the mouldings being exhibited at large, and the dimensions of each design specified: the whole comprehended in one hundred and sixty copper-plates, neatly engraved, calculated to improve and refine the present taste, and suited to the fancy and circumstances of persons in all degrees of life. By Thomas Chippendale, of St. Martin's-Lane, Cabinet-Maker.

  • Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779.
MDCCLV. [1755]
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London : Printed by J. Haberkorn, in Gerrard-Street, for the author, and sold at his house in St. Martin's-Lane. Also by T. Osborne, bookseller, in Gray's-Inn; H. Piers, bookseller, in Holborn; R. Sayer, printseller, in Fleetstreet; J. Swan, near Northumberland House, in the Strand. At Edinburgh, by Messrs. Hamilton and Balfour: and at Dublin, by Mr. John Smith, on the Blind Quay, MDCCLV. [1755]

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x,27,[1]p.,CLX plates ; 2⁰.


The second edition.

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ESTC T14876


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