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.
[ 22 ] PLATE CX. Is a large China Case, with glass doors; the upper part, where the small Columns are, is intended to be open; the profile is on the right hand, and the scale to take off the particulars. This design is calculated purely for holding china, or for some apartment, where it is frequently put. It will be needless to say any thing in its praise, as I hope the design will in some measure recommend itself, both for use and ornament. PLATE CXI. A China Case, not only the richest and most magnificent in the whole, but perhaps in all Europe. I had a particular pleasure in retouching and finishing this design, but should have much more in the execution of it, as I am confident I can make the work more beautiful and striking than the drawing. The proportion and harmony of the several parts will then be view'd with advantage, and reflect mutual beauty upon each other. The ornaments will appear more na- tural and graceful, and the whole construction will be so much improv'd under the ingenious hand of a workman, as to make it fit to adorn the most elegant apartment. The dimensions and mouldings are all specified, and for making the canopy the artist is referred to Plate LIX. Fig. 1. PLATE CXII. TWO designs of hanging shelves; the profile for that with the canopy is upon the left hand. PLATE CXIII. TWO other designs of hanging shelves; the shelf at B is intended to have a a glass door, for better security, if required; b is the profile of B; a is the profile of A; the scale is at bottom. PLATE CXIV. TWO designs of hanging shelves, the one Gothic, the other in the Chi- nese manner; the scale and plan you have at bottom. PLATE
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