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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)

Rules for drawing,   pp. 4-7


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Figure V. is for to take any of the Chairs in the book off at large.  In
order 
to get their proper sweeps, you must first draw a middle line on the back
you in- 
tend to have, then draw so many lines as are needful at an inch distance
from 
each 
other, and as many at the same distance from the bottom as will go up to
the top; 
then you will see in which of the squares the sweeps of the Chairs will fall.
 Then 
in your drawing at large, you must draw as many squares as are in the little
one. 
It is no matter how big or how little you make your Chair, for you will still
pre- 
serve the same proportion.  So then if you observe in what squares your sweep
falls in the small drawing, by observing the same in the large drawing, you
may 
come at this or any other. 
RULES 
FOR  DRAWING 
A DRESSING-TABLE in PERSPECTIVE. 
PLATE 
x. 
NO. 10. 
T0 draw a Dressing-Table in Perspective, draw the line CAB; then from 
A to B set off the length of your Table with its mouldings, and the 
recess 
for the knees as you see specifed; draw the lines to the point of sight;
then from 
C to A set off the depth of the Table, with the recess and mouldings, and
draw 
them to the point of distance till they cut the line 0A, which drawn parallel
to 
the line AB, gives the depth of the recess and projections of the mouldings,
and 
this compleats the plan D. 
  The same lines must be continued to the diagonal line at the corner; then
draw 
the ground line E five feet six inches from the horizontal line; and from
that line 
on the left hand set off the height of your Table as you see specified; 
draw the 
mouldings to the point of sight 0, then raise perpendiculars up from the
diagonal, 
and where they intersect in the mouldings is the projection of them.   Pa-
rallels to the ground line E, drawn from the mouldings in F, give the rise
of the 
moulding in the Table, and perpendiculars raised from the plan compleat 
the 
whole; from A to d gives the depth of the recess; eee, &c. gives the
length 
of 
the brackets, as you may see by the perpendiculars raised. 
RULES 


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