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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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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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