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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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