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.
Plate descriptions, pp. 7-27 ff.
[ 15 ] PLATES LVIII. and LIX. PLATE LVIII. is a Gothic Library Table, the corners canted, and a Gothic 1/4 column is fixed at each corner; then that fixed upon the doors, and opens with them. Plate LIX. is the plan of the Table with all its mouldings; aaa, &c. are the places where the columns are to be set; A is the plan of the columns, with a scale to take off the particulars of every member. FIG. I. Plate LIX. is a method for working and mitering of mouldings of dif- ferent projections. Suppose B a quarter of a circle, or moulding, divided into nine parts, and the last division into two parts; then plan the moulding B at D, and divide it into the same number of parts; draw a diagonal, sfuppofe LL, and where the divisions intersect in LL, draw the division in A; then raise perpendiculars from A, and you have the projection of the other moulding at B. Now where the per- pendiculars 1 2 3 4, &c. intersects in B, draw eee, &c. to ddd, &c. then where they intersect in ddd, are the points where the moulding is to be traced or drawn by hand. To cut the mitres, suppose the mouldings work'd at FF, and fit for the mitres to be cut, draw a line cross your mouldings fff, &c. then take the distance CL and set it off at cf, and the divisions at A; then take the distance eL, and set it off at ef, and the divisions at D; raise perpendiculars at C and E; then draw the parallels eee, &c. to the perpendiculars C and E, and where they intersect, are the points where you are to cut, directed by the diagonal line LL. PLATE S LX. LXI. and LXII. ARE three Library Book-Cases of different sorts, with their dimensions and mouldings all fixed to the designs. If you have occasion to alter their sizes, it would be well to keep as nigh the same proportion as possible; otherwise the upper doors may have but an ill appearance. It would be needless to say any thing more about them, as their forms are so easy. Those Book-cases are all intended for glass doors. PLATES LXIII. and LXIV. PLATE LXIII. is a Library Book-Case with all its dimensions; and LXIV. is the mouldings at large, with a scale calculated for that use; the method for making of it is this: Take the height of the top part of your book-case, from the upper part of the pedestal to the top of the cornice, and divide it into twenty equal parts,
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