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.
[ 20 ] PLATE CIV. A Cloaths Press, with a Commode pedestal part, and different ornaments for the corners and feet, and different doors for the top part. Within the doors sliding shelves are intended. The line A is the plan of the bottom part, and the line B is the plan of the upper part with a proper scale; the mouldings are at large on the right hand. PLATE cv. A Neat China Case, with glass-doors. The feet are cut through; the fretwork is glued upon the rail, and divided into three drawers at length; the sizes are all fixed to the design, and mouldings at large on the right hand. The ends of the piece of work are intended to be the same as the end doors. This de- sign is so intelligible that it is needless to say any more by way of explanation. PLATES CVI. and CVII. PLATE CVI. is a China Case with glass doors, and fretwork glued upon the pannels of the bottom doors. The fretwork upon the top part above the cornice is cut through. I have executed this design, and it looks much better than in the drawing. The sizes are all fixed to the work. Plate CVII. is the mouldings and fretwork for the above design. PLATE CVIII. Is a China Case with glass in the doors and ends. You have two different feet, which, with the rail, are all cut through. This design I have executed with great satisfaction to the purchaser. The mouldings and dimensions are all fixed to the drawings. This canopy projects more at the ends than in front, therefore the workman must have recourse to Plate LIX. Fig 1. for the proper directions to exe- cute it. PLATE CIX. Is a very neat China Case upon a frame, with glass doors in the front and ends; the profile is on the right hand; betwixt the middle feet is a stretcher, with a little canopy, which will hold a small figure. This design must be executed by the hands of an ingenious workman, and when neatly japann'd will appear very beautiful. F PLATE
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