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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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Parts; one of them is the Diameter of the Column or
Module, which divide into
sixty equal Parts, as in the TUSCAN Order, to set off
all the Mouldings, as you
will see on the right Hand, where you have the Plan
of the Cornice. The
Column diminishes 1/5 of its Semi-diameter on each
Side, from 1/3 Part of its
Height to the Top of the Capital.   The Base and Capital
are each in Height
a Semi-diameter.
THE
GENERAL
PROPORTIONS
OF THE
IoNICK
ORD
ER.
PLATE  III.
No. 3.
TAKE any Height, as in the foregoing Orders, and
divide it into five equal
Parts, one of these Parts is the Height of the
Pedestal; the other four being
divided into six Parts, one of them is the Height
of the Entablature; the remain-
ing four Parts must be divided into nine equal Parts;
one of them is the Diameter
of the Column or Module, which is divided into sixty
equal Parts as before; the
Mouldings are at large, with a Scale or Module to draw
them. The Column is
diminished 1/5 of its Semi-diameter on each Side, from 1/3 Part of its Height.
The
Base and Capital are each in Height a Semi-diameter.
THE
GENERAL PROPORTIONS
OF THE
CORINTHIAN ORDER.
PLATE IV. No. 4.
THE whole Height is divided into five Parts; one
of them must be for the
Pedestal, the other four remaining Parts must
be divided into five; one of
them will give the Height of the Entablature, the
other four, betwixt the Pedestal
and Entablature, must be divided into ten Parts,
one of which is the Diameter of
the Column, or Module, which divide into sixty equal
Parts as before; the Base is
in Height a Semi-diameter of the Column; the Capital
is one Module, and ten
Parts, in Height: The other Dimensions are as in
the IONICK Order.
THE
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