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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


Page 6

 
6            THE CABINET-MAKER 
  The fluffing may be of the round manner as fSewn in the drawing 
or low-ftufed, with a loofe fquab or bordered cufflion fitted to each 
part; with a duplicate linen cover to cover the whole, or each part 
Separately. Confidantes, Sofas, and Chairs may be fluffed in the 
fame manner. 
                   S I D E B 0 A R D S. 
  THE great utility of this piece of furniture has procured it a very 
general reception; and the conveniencies it affords render a dining- 
room incomplete without a fideboard. Of thofe with drawers, we 
have given two defigns; the firif, on plate 29, ihews the internal con- 
flrufion and conveniencies of the drawers; the right hand drawer 
has partitions for nine bottles, as fhewn in the plan; the partition is 
one inch and a half from the bottom; behind this is a place for cloths 
or napkins the whole depth of the drawer. 
   The drawer on the left hand has two divifions, the hinder one lined 
with green cloth to hold plate, &c. under a cover; the front one is 
lined with lead for the convenience of holding water to wafh glatTes, 
&c.---there muff be a valve-cock or plug at the bottom, to let off the
dirty water; and alfo in the other drawer, to change the water necef- 
fary to keep the wine, &c. cool; or they may be made to take out. 
The long drawer in the middle is adapted for table linen, &c. 
   Plate 30 fhews a different defign on the fame conftrudfion.. 
   They are often made to fit into a recefs; but the general cuftoni is 
to make them from 5 and a half to 7 feet long, 3 feet high, from 28 
to 32 inches wide. 
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