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Chippendale, Thomas (1718-1779) / The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste.
(1754)

Bases for the columns,   pp. 3-4

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THE
GENERAL
PROPORTIONS
OF THE
COMPOSITE ORDER.
PLATE V.   No. 5.
TAKE any determined Height, as in the CORINTHIAN Order,
and divide it
into five Parts, one Part shall be the Height of
the Pedestal, the other four
Parts must be divided again into five Parts as before; one
of them is the Height of
the Entablature: The Height of the Capital is one Module,
and ten Parts:  The
Column diminishes 1/5 of its Semi-diameter on each Side, from
one third Part of the
Height.  The Dimensions are as in the CORINTHIAN Order.
THE
BASES
FOR THE
COLUMNS of each ORDER.
PLATE VI.  No. 6.
THE Bases are in Height a Semi-diameter of the Column,
their Projections are
1/3 of the Height; their Members are of an easy Form,
being most of them
a Semi-circular, except the Scotia, which is a Mixti-linear
drawn from two Centers,
in this Manner, as in the IONICK Base.  Having drawn and
divided the Bigness of
each Member, and the Centers of the upper and lower Torus,
then let fall a Per-
pendicular from the Center of the upper Torus, and divide
it within the Space of
the Scotia into seven Parts, the three uppermost will be
the Segment of the Circle
drawn to the oblique Line: The other Segment is drawn by
fixing the Center
where the Oblique cuts the Perpendicular; the other Scotias
are drawn in the same
Manner.  The Mouldings are all the same as prick'd or mark'd
in the Orders.
THE
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