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The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture, in the most fashionable taste. Including a great Variety of Chairs, Sofas, Beds, and Couches; China-Tables, Dressing-Tables, Shaving-Tables, Bason-Stands, and Teakettle-Stands; Frames for Marble-Slabs, Bureau-Dressing-Tables, and Commodes; Writing-Tables, and Library-Tables; Library-Book-Cases, Organ-Cases for private Rooms, or Churches, Desks, and Book-Cases; Dressing and Writing-Tables with Book-Cases, Toilets, Cabinets, and Cloaths-Presses; China-Cases, China-Shelves, and Book-Shelves; Candle-Stands, Terms for Busts, Stands for China Jars, and Pedestals; Cisterns for Water, Lanthorns, and Chandeliers; Fire-Screens, Brackets, and Clock-Cases; Pier-Glasses, and Table-Frames; Girandoles, Chimney-Pieces, and Picture-Frames; Stove-Grates, Boarders, Frets, Chinese-Railing, and Brass-Work, for Furniture. And Other Ornaments. To which is Prefixed. A Short Explanation of the Five Orders of Architecture; 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 Two Hundred 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, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer, in St. Martin's Lane, London.

  • Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779.
MDCCLXII. [1762]
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London : printed for the author, and sold at his House, in St. Martin's Lane; also by T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, in the Strand, MDCCLXII. [1762]

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[6],20p.,CC plates ; 2⁰.


The third edition.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T102007



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