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Johnson, Thos. (Thomas), 1714?-approximately 1778
One hundred & fifty new designs / by Thos. Johnson, carver ; consisting of cielings [sic], chimney pieces, slab, glass & picture frames, stands for china &c., clock & watch cases, girondoles, brackets, grates, lanthorns, &c. &c. ; the whole well adapted for decorating all kinds of ornamental furniture, in the present taste ; engrav'd on 56 copper plates.
Additional Title(s):
One hundred and fifty new designs
London : Sold by Robert Sayer, at the Golden Buck, near Serjeants Inn, in Fleet Street, London, 1761.
Physical Description:
4 pt. in 1 : all ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK1345 .J6 1761+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon C
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Engravings by Butler Clowes and James Kirk; after Thomas Johnson.
"This work is regularly divided into 4 parts"--Title page.
Each part has an engraved title page within ornamental border, counted as a plate.
Consists of 56 numbered plates, including four title-pages.
Without preface or text.
The plates were later issued (spuriously) under the name of T. Chippendale.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, p. 850
BAC: British Art Center copy in contemporary brown wrappers, rebacked. Plate 17 supplied from the second edition and inlaid to size.
Subject Terms:
Decoration and ornament, Rococo -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1761.
Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Pattern books -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Pattern books.
Clowes, Butler, -1782, engraver.
Kirk, James, active 1785-1791, engraver.
Johnson, Thos. (Thomas), 1714?-approximately 1778, ill.

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