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The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director. [electronic resource] : 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 circums

Title
The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director. [electronic resource] : 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.
Author
Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779.
Publication
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]
Electronic Resource
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Description
x,27,[1]p.,CLX plates; 2⁰.
Uniform Title
Eighteenth century collections online.
Subject
Furniture > England > History > 18th century
Note
  • With an additional engraved leaf of dedication.
  • In fact a reissue of the edition of [1754].
  • Reproduction of original from British Library.
Indexed In (note)
  • English Short Title Catalog,
Reproduction (note)
  • Electronic reproduction.
Author
Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779.
Title
The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director. [electronic resource] : 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.
Imprint
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]
Edition
The second edition.
Series
Eighteenth century collections online.
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
Indexed In:
English Short Title Catalog, T14876.
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Place of Publication
Great Britain England London.
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