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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 most fashionable taste, including a great variety of chairs, sofas, beds, and couches ... and other ornaments : to which is prefixed a short explanation of the five orders of architecture, with proper directions for executing the most difficult pieces, the mouldings being exhibited at large, and the dimensions of each design specified : the whole comprehended in two hundred copper-plates, neatly engraved : calculated to improve and refine the present taste, and suited to the fancy and circumstances of persons in all degrees of life / by Thomas Chippendale, cabinet-maker and upholsterer, in St. Martin's Lane, London.

The third edition
London : Printed for the author, and sold at his House in St. Martin's Lane : MDCCLXII [1762]
Physical Description:
[4], 20 pages, CC leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 48 cm (folio)
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Folio A 2016 57
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engravings by Matthias Darly, Johann Sebastien Müller, Tobias Müller, Butler Clowes, James Taylor, James Hulett, Edward Rooker, Isaac Taylor and W. Foster; after Thomas Chippendale.
Signatures: pi², A-E².
English short title catalogue, T102007
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco.
Subject Terms:
Cabinetwork -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Cabinetwork -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style -- Early works to 1800.
Furniture -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1762.
Etchings -- 1762.
T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, printer.
Clowes, Butler, -1782, engraver.
Darly, Matthias, engraver.
Foster, W., active 1762, engraver.
Hulett, James, -1771, engraver.
Muller, Johann Stephan, 1730-1768, engraver.
Müller, Tobias, active 1744-1790, engraver.
Taylor, Isaac, 1730-1807, engraver.
Taylor, James, 1745-1797, engraver.
Rooker, Edward, -1774, engraver.

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