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A. Hepplewhite and Co. / The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide, or, Repository of designs for every article of household furniture, in the newest and most approved taste : displaying a great variety of patterns ... in the plainest and most enriched styles : with a scale to each, and an explanation in letter press : also, the plan of a room, shewing the proper distribution of the furniture ... / from drawings by A. Hepplewhite and Co. ...
(1897)

The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide, etc.,   pp. [1]-24


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2            THE      CABINET-MAKER 
   Chairs in general are made of mahogany, with the bars and frame 
 funk in a hollow, or rifing in a round projedion. with a band or lift 
 on the inner and outer edges. Many of thefe defigns are enriched 
 with ornaments proper to be carved in mahogany as the defigns A B, 
 plates I, 2, &C. 
i  Mahogany chairs fhould have the feats of horfe hair, plain, ftriped, 
checquered, &c. at pleafure, or cane bottoms with cufhions, the 
cafes of which fhould be covered with the fame as the curtains. 
   For chairs, a new and very elegant fafhion has arifen within thefe 
few years, of finifhing them with painted or japanned work, which 
gives a rich and fplendid appearance to the minuter parts of the orna- 
ments, which are generally thrown in by the painter. Several of 
thefe defigns are particularly adapted to this flyle, which allows a 
frame-work lefs maffy than is requifite for mahogany; and by affort- 
ing the prevailing colour to the furniture and light of the room, af- 
fords opportunity, by the variety of grounds which may be intro- 
duced, to make the whole accord in harmony, with a pleafing and 
ftriking efFet to the eye. Japanned chairs ifiould have cane bot- 
toms, with linen or cotton cafes over cufhions to accord with the 
general hue of the chair. 
   Plate 9.* Two defigns for chairs with cane bottoms; thefe may 
 be of mahogany or japanned, and fhould have cufhions of linen, 
 leather, &c. 
        CHAIRS- WITH STUFFED BACKS 
   ARE called cabriole chairs. The defigns E F plate l o are of the 
 neweft fafhion; the arms to F, though much higher than ufual, have 
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