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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)

General proportions,   pp. 1-3

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```THE
GENERAL
PROPORTIONS
OF THE
TU
S
CAN
ORDER.
PLATE
I.
No. I.
TAKE any Height proposed for this Order, and divide it
into five equal
Parts, one of those Parts shall be the Height of
the Pedestal according
to the small Division of the Scale, on the left
Hand; the other four
Parts above must be divided into five Parts, according to
the outmost Line on the
left Hand; the upper fifth Part shall be the Height of the
Entablature, and the
other four Parts betwixt the Pedestal and Entablature, shall
be the Height of the
Column, including its Base and Capital; and this Height being
divided into seven
Parts, one of those Parts will be the Diameter of the Column,
which Diameter is
divided into sixty equal Parts, and is called a Module;
and this will serve to set off
all the Mouldings for this Order.   You have all the Particulars
of the Mouldings
at large on the right Hand; the Base and Capital are each
in Height a Semi-diame-
ter of the Column; the Column must be divided into three
equal Parts betwixt the
Capital and Base, and from the Top of the lower Division
it is diminished 1/5 of
its Semi-diameter on each Side.  The Method of diminishing
the Column is ex-
plained in the middle Scheme; the Breadth of the Die of
the Pedestal is deter-
mined by the Projection of the Base of the Column.
THE
GENERAL
PROPORTIONS
OF THE
DORICK ORDER.
PLATE
II.
No. 2.
TAKE any Height upon a straight Line, as in the TUSCAN
Order, and di-
vide it into five equal Parts, one of them shall be
the Height of the Pe-
destal; the other four Parts must be divided into five Parts,
one of which is the
Height of the Entablature; the remaining four Parts must
be divided into eight
A
Parts,
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