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The Cabinet-maker's assistant: a series of original designs for modern furniture, with descriptions and details of construction. Preceded by practical observations on the materials and manufacture of cabinet-work, and instructions in drawing adapted to the trade.

Glasgow, Blackie and son, 1853.
New York [etc.] Blackie and son, 1853.
Physical Description:
4 p.., [vii]-viii, 4, lxxx, 60, 63 p. ill., 101 plates. 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK2530 C3+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC : Most designs by P. Thomson,; most engravings by J.H. Le Keux; other engravings by H. Adlard, W.A. Beever, W. Forrest, G. Inglis, J.W. Lowry, C. Wands, T. Watt, J. West, after designs by C. Hambuch, A.H. Warren, and A. Maclure.
BAC : "W.G. Blackie and co., Printers."
By P. Thomson, according to identification of Thomson as "Author of the Cabinet-maker's assistant" on t.-p. of his "The Cabinet-maker's sketchbook." Cf. Weinreb cat. 8 ("Furniture") no. 323 & 324. Present work reprinted in 1970, with title "The Victorian cabinet-maker's assistant", with reference in the new introduction only to the "anonymous editors" of the original.
Added t.-p., engr., has title: The cabinet maker's assistant. Original designs for furniture.
Subject Terms:
Furniture design.
Furniture, Victorian.
Thomson, P., designer.

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