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.
Bases for the columns, pp. 3-4
[ 31 ] 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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