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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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outside canopy, and the cant of the corner in the plan F is continued up
the corner 
of the canopy; B is the lath and ornament below it; A is the profile of the
cant 
of the corner of the tester, which terminates into a point upon the post;
C is the 
bed-post. 
PLATE 
XXXIII. 
IS two Breakfast-Tables; the one has a stretching rail) with feet 
canted and in- 
dented ; the other has a shelf under the top with frets all round; the 
front is 
cut out for a recess for the knees, and two folding doors to open; the dimensions
are fixed to the designs. 
PLA
TE 
XXXIV. 
IS two China or Breakfast Tables, which will look extremely neat if well
exe- 
cuted. AA are half the plans of the tops; bb are the frets to go round 
the tops; 
G is an ornament (if chose) to go betwixt the feet of the table that has
the 
term feet. 
PLATE
S 
XXXV. and XXXVI. 
ARE two Sideboard Tables, with their proper dimensions and mouldings at 
large, so that there needs no farther explanation. 
PLATES XXXVII. and XXXVIII. 
ARE two Sideboard Tables; in plate XXXVII. I have put double feet, which
is sometimes required, and has a very good effect.  The mouldings are at
large, and the dimensions fix'd to the design.  Plate XXXVIII. has two different
feet, which are both cut through, as likewise the rail; the dimensions are
also to 
the design. 
PLATE
S
XXXIX.. and XL. 
PLATE XXXIX. is a Gothic Table with different feet, the one solid, the 
other cut thro'; the solid foot is on the right hand; A is the square
foot, 
and bb, &c. the rails morticed into the foot g; g is the plan of the
moulding 
g; 
Fe is the moulding for the top, drawn round the two front columns; Fe in
the 
plan


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