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 
- Physical Description:
- , 20 pages, CC leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 48 cm (folio)
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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.
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Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779, The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director , MDCCLXII 
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