A. Hepplewhite and Co. / The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide, or, Repository of designs for every article of household furniture, in the newest and most approved taste : displaying a great variety of patterns ... in the plainest and most enriched styles : with a scale to each, and an explanation in letter press : also, the plan of a room, shewing the proper distribution of the furniture ... / from drawings by A. Hepplewhite and Co. ...
The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide, etc., pp. -24
8 THE CABINET-MAKER K N I F E - C A S E S. THE univerfal utility of this piece of furniture renders a particular defcription not neceffary. Thofe on plate 38 may be made of ma- hogany inlaid, or of fatin, or other wood at pleafure. Four defigns for Vafe knh fe-cafes are given on plate 39: they are ufually made of fatin or other light-coloured wood, and may be placed at each end on the fideboards, or on a pedeflal; the.knives, &c. fall into the body of the vafe, the top of which is kept up by a fmall fpring which is fixed to the ftem which fupports the top; may be made of copper,, painted and japanned. DESK AN D BOOK-CASE. THIS article of furniture affords a great variety of patterns. The three defigns here given will Ihew their general appearance. Deiks and book-cafes are ufually made of good mahogany; the drawers and internal conveniencies admit of much variation. The defigns (hew three different ways of making them: the patterns of the book-cafe doors may alfo be very much varied. On plate 4o are fhewn four defigns for doors, which will apply to any of the following defigns. On the top, when ornamented, is placed be- tween a fcroll of foliage, a vafe, buff, or othex ornament, which may. be of mahogany, or gilt, or of light-coloured wood. The dimenfions of this article, will in general, be regulated by the height of the room, the place where it muff fRand, or the particular ufe to which it is deftined. The following are the general propor- tions;
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