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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)

Plate descriptions,   pp. 7-27 ff.


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PLATE 
 XXV. 
IS a Chinese Sopha with a canopy over it, with its curtains and vallens all
tied 
up in drapery.  This design may be converted into a bed, by having the 
Sopha 
so made as to come forward, the curtains to draw to the front of the Sopha,
 and 
hang sloping, which will form a sort of tent, and look very grand.  The orna-
ments are designed for burnished gold.  B is half the canopy; A the lath
the 
curtain hangs to; C the profile of the wood work; D an ornament that goes
round 
the inside; E the French work, and ff the laths that are required. 
PLATE 
XXVI. 
IS a Chinese Sopha, intended 
for the same use as the former;
 the design is 
different from the other, if well executed by an ingenious workman, it 
can't fail of giving content. 
PLATE 
XXVII. 
Is a Bed with its proper dimensions, which needs but a little explanation.
  B is 
a different cornice to be covered with the same as the curtains; aaa, &c.
is the 
lath with pullies fixed to draw the curtains up with. 
PLATE 
 XXVIII. 
Is a Gothic Bed with a drapery Curtain; the posts are made into eight cants,
and indented: B is one fourth part of the tester; aa is the same length 
as 
AA, which must go from corner to corner of the bedstead, to form the roof;
this 
done, you have the corners or hips form'd.  Divide the length AA as you see
it, 
and then raise two perpendiculars up to B, and divide that length into the
 same 
number of divisions as AA below, that gives the sweep of the ribs ccc, &c.
The 
curtain is drawn up by one line on each side, as you see the pullies fixed
at the 
corner.  The other parts need no explanation. 
C    PLATE 


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