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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)

Rules for drawing,   pp. 4-7

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THE
BASES
AND
CAPS
OF THE
PEDESTALS
of each ORDER.
PLATE
VII.
N0. 7.
THE Projection of the Base of the Pedestal is equal to
its Height, and the
Caps project the same; the Mouldings are prick'd
off as they are drawn
in the Order before.
A
RULE
For DRAWING the
SPIRAL LINES
OF THE VOLUTE
OF THE
IONICK
ORD
ER.
PLATE
VIII.
No. 8.
TAKE your Compasses and extend from I in the Eye of the Volute, to the
greatest Extent, and sweep with them a Quarter of a Circle; then holding
still in the Point where the Compasses ended the Quarter Circle, bring the
other Point of the Compasses to 2 in the Eye of the Volute; there sweep another
Quarter of a Circle, still holding your Compasses in that Point; bring the
other
Point of your Compasses to 3 in the Eye of the Volute, and sweep another
Quarter
of a Circle, then hold your Compasses in that Point, and bring the other
Point of
your Compasses to 4 in the Eye of the Volute, then sweep the other Quarter;
so
by this Means you will complete one Round of the Volute: Then proceed in
the
same manner from 4, to 5, 6, 7, and so on to 12.  Take Notice of the Eye
of
the Volute at large, and observe to divide each Division into three equal
Parts, as
is done betwixt 2 and 6, and let the Point of your Compass be placed in the
Points
c, d, f, &c. to diminish the Fillet of the Volute.
RULES
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