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Creator:
Jones, William, -1757.
Title(s):

The gentlemen's or builder's companion : containing variety of useful designs for doors, gateways, peers, pavilions, temples, chimney-pieces, slab tables, pier glasses, or tabernacle frames ... / explained on copper plates by Wm. Jones.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for the author, 1739.
Physical Description:
[7] leaves, 60 [i.e. 56] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2840 J6 1739
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Each folded plate counted as two.
ESTC T114933
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 388
Archer 163.2
Engraved through-out.
Contains twenty-eight new designs, not included in the 1736 edition, for rococo tables derived from Nicholas Pineau's 'Nouveau Desseins de Pieds de Tables', mirror frames, chimney-pieces in the classical style and ceilings with rococo ornament. Cf. Harris.
This, along with the 1736 edition by the same author, contains the oldest published designs for furniture by an English author. Cf. Harris.
Illustrations by J[ohn] Carwitham and B[enjamin] Cole; after William Jones.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1739.
Furniture design -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Contributors:
Carwitham, J. (John), engraver.
Cole, Benjamin, 1696 or 7-1783, engraver.
Jones, William, -1757, ill.
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