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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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The shaded parts BBB are intended to be open, and 
fretwork on the edge of the 
shelves; the upper fretwork is cut through; the mouldings 
are at large on the right 
hand, and a scale to take off the particulars. 
PLATE 
xcv. 
A Gothic Cabinet upon term feet; the middle is 
a door with 'columns glued 
to it; the doors and columns open together, 
and intended for glass 
The ornaments and festoons upon the glass will look 
very well; the bottom 
drawer D is to be all in one, with two drawers above 
it; the other opening 
will hold Chinese figures, or any thing else that 
may be thought agreeable.  CBA 
are the mouldings at large, with a scale to take
off the particulars.  The whole, 
if justly finished, will make a handsome and elegant 
piece of furniture. 
PLATES XCVI. XCVII. and XCVIII. 
CL0ATHS Presses or Chests, which need no 
description, their measures be- 
ing all fixed to the designs, and the use of 
them is well known. 
PLATE 
XCIX. 
A Cloaths-Press, and a Cloaths-Chest; the cloaths-press 
has two doors, of dif- 
ferent designs; the dimensions are all properly 
fix'd. 
PLATE
S 
C. and CI. 
THREE other designs of Cloaths Chests; one 
with a Gothic rail and diffe- 
rent feet, and ornaments for the front.  The 
other chest has two designs; 
the one in the French taste, the other the Gothic.
  Either of the chests, when 
executed, will look exceeding well; the mouldings 
and dimensions are all fixed 
to the designs. 
PLATE 
CII. 
A
High Cloaths-Press, with two drawers in the bottom part.  The measures 
and mouldings are all specified. 
PLATE CIII. 
A Commode Cloaths Press, with two different designs for the doors.  B is
the 
plan of the upper part, and A is the plan of the lower; the dimensions are
all specified, and mouldings at large, with a fret tp gp round the upper
part. 
PLATE

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