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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)

[Title page] The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director


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: 
Including a great Variety of 
BOOK-CASES for Libraries or Private || TEA-CHESTS, TRAYS, FIRE-SCREENS, 
Rooms, COMMODES,  || CHAIRS, SETTEES, SOPHA'S, BEDS, 
LIBRARY and WRITING-TABLES, || PRESSES and CLOATHE-CHESTS, 
DRESSING and CHINA-TABLES, || BRACKETS, CANDLE-STANDS, 
CHINA-CASES, HANGING-SHELVES, || CLOCK-CASES, FRETS, 
AND OTHER 
ORNAMENTS. 
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, 
A Short EXPLANATION of the Five ORDERS of ARCHITECTURE, 
and RULES of PERSPECTIVE; 
WITH 
Proper DIRECTIONS for executing the most difficult Pieces, the Mouldings
being exhibited 
at large, and the Dimensions of each DESIGN specified: 
THE WHOLE COMPREHENDED IN 
One Hundred and Sixty COPPER-PLATES, neatly Engraved, 
Calculated to improve and refine the present Taste, and suited to the Fancy
and Circumstances of 
Persons in all Degrees of Life. 
Dulcique animos novitate tenebo. OVID. 
Ludentis speciem dabit & torquebitur. HOR 
BY 
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, 
Of St. MARTIN's-LANE, CABINET-MAKER. 
LONDON 
Printed for the AUTHOR, and sold at his House in St. MARTIN'S-LANE.  MDCCLIV.
Also by T. OSBORNE, Bookfeller, in Gray's-Inn; H. Piers, Bookfeller, in Holborn;
R. SAYER, Print- 
feller, in Fleetstreet; J. SWAN, near Northumberland-House, in the Strand.
 AT EDINBURGH, by 
Messrs. HAMILTON and BALFOUR:  And at DUBLIN, by Mr. JOHN SMITH, on the Blind-Quay.
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