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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 LI. 
IS a Writing-Table, the two middle feet of which 
come out with the drawer; 
the drawers at each end are for sand, ink, paper, &c.  A is the plan
of the 
Table; B is the flap that rises to write on if required; 
CB is the whole slider that 
slides in the drawer sides as in the profile; F and 
DD are the end drawers; E is 
the profile of the Table. 
PLATE  LII. 
Is a Gothic Writing-Table, with one long drawer at the top, doors at each
end, drawers in the inside, and a recess for the knees, as you see in the
plan 
B; the columns are fixed to the door, and open with them; A is the whole
 plan; 
hhh, &c. is the columns in the plan Cddd, &c. Eg is the plan 
of the Table 
top; ff is the plan of the mouldings ff, which go round the columns; the
di- 
mensions of every thing are specified to this design.  This Table has been
made 
more than once from this design, and has a better appearance when executed
than in 
the drawing. 
PLATES LIII. LIV. LV. and LVI. 
ARE four Library Tables, with proper dimensions fixed to each design; they
are generally made with doors on one side of the Table, and upright sliding
partitions, (to answer the different sizes of books) and drawers on the other
side. 
Those Tables are so plain and intelligible, that no more is needful to be
sfaid about 
them.  They frequently stand in the middle of a room, which requires both
sides 
to be made useful. 
PLATE LVII. 
A Library Table, with all its dimenfions fixed to the design. 
You have two 
different doors and terms.  This Table is intended to have circular 
doors at 
each corner, which may be made for convenience at pleasure. 
PLATES

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