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.
Plate descriptions, pp. 7-27 ff.
[ 11 ] outside canopy, and the cant of the corner in the plan F is continued up the corner of the canopy; B is the lath and ornament below it; A is the profile of the cant of the corner of the tester, which terminates into a point upon the post; C is the bed-post. PLATE XXXIII. IS two Breakfast-Tables; the one has a stretching rail) with feet canted and in- dented ; the other has a shelf under the top with frets all round; the front is cut out for a recess for the knees, and two folding doors to open; the dimensions are fixed to the designs. PLA TE XXXIV. IS two China or Breakfast Tables, which will look extremely neat if well exe- cuted. AA are half the plans of the tops; bb are the frets to go round the tops; G is an ornament (if chose) to go betwixt the feet of the table that has the term feet. PLATE S XXXV. and XXXVI. ARE two Sideboard Tables, with their proper dimensions and mouldings at large, so that there needs no farther explanation. PLATES XXXVII. and XXXVIII. ARE two Sideboard Tables; in plate XXXVII. I have put double feet, which is sometimes required, and has a very good effect. The mouldings are at large, and the dimensions fix'd to the design. Plate XXXVIII. has two different feet, which are both cut through, as likewise the rail; the dimensions are also to the design. PLATE S XXXIX.. and XL. PLATE XXXIX. is a Gothic Table with different feet, the one solid, the other cut thro'; the solid foot is on the right hand; A is the square foot, and bb, &c. the rails morticed into the foot g; g is the plan of the moulding g; Fe is the moulding for the top, drawn round the two front columns; Fe in the plan
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