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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)

To the Right Honourable Hugh Earl of Northumberland


L'ESPERANCE EN DIEU 
MDARLY FECT 
To the Right Honourable 
HUGH 
Earl of Northumberland, 
Baron Warkworth of Warknorth Castle, 
Lord Lieutenant. 
And Custos Rotulorum of the County of Northumberland, 
And one of the LORDS of the Bed Chamber to his MAJESTY. &c. 
My Lord Your intimate acquaintance with all those Arts & Sciences, that
tend to perfect 
or adorn life, and your well known disposition, to promote them give the
following Designs a  
natural claim to your protection, they are therefore with great respect laid
at your feet by - 
My Lord- Your Lordships most Humble - 
and obedient Servant 
Thomas Chippendale.

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