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Sheraton, Thomas, 1751–1806
The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book : in three parts / by Thomas Sheraton, cabinet-maker ...
Additional Title(s):
Cabinet maker and upholsterer's drawing book.
London : Printed for the author by T. Bensley ..., 1793.
Physical Description:
xxxiii, [5]-446 p., [65] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK2542 S5 A32 1793+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
"Contains Appendix, dated 1793, and Accompaniment, forming 3d and 4th parts, which have separate titlepages, pagination and register."--ESTC(RLIN)
Illustrations by Hawkins, J. Cooke, J. Newton, J. Barlow, G. Terry, Thornthwaite, Towes, G. Walker, G. Barrett and J. Caldwall; after T. Sheraton.
According to Archer, "Drawing book" was to be issued in 30 parts every fortnight from late 1791-1793.
Work was first begun in 1791 when a prospectus was issued seeking subscriptions; 3 separate titles contained in this work were originally issued togther in 1793-94 as a 2 volume set; each title was also issued individually. Cf. ESTC; original designation for v.1 was part I-II of the "Drawing book"; v.2 consisted of part III of "Drawing book", "Appendix" and "Accompaniment".
"Entered at Stationer's Hall"
"The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing book" is divided into 3 sections; Part I is on p. 5-176; Part II is on p. 177-350; Part III is on p. 351-446.
"Appendix to The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing book" is bound following the main text and has pagination: 54, [2] with 40 engraved plates on [44] leaves; imprint date is 1793; the final leaf contains 'An account of the plates on p. [1] and a 'List of subscribers' on p. [2]; plates numbered erratically.
"An accompaniment to The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing book" is bound last and has pagination: 27, [1] p. with 14 plates on [22] leaves; no imprint date on t.p.; ESTC records date first issued as between 1791 and 1793.
A 2nd edition was published in 1794 and a 3rd in 1802.
English short title catalogue, T91107
English short title catalogue, T225942
English short title catalogue, T203161
National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints, 543, p. 227
Archer, 306.1
BAC: Pamphlet bound in before "Appendix": Descriptive index to the several pieces of cabinet furniture contained in the work. (6 p. ; 18 x 19 cm.)
BAC: Plates bound erratically.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Bensley, T. -- Printer.
Cabinetwork -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1793.
Furniture -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Furniture design -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Perspective -- Early works to 1800.
Upholstery -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Bensley, Thomas, approximately 1760-1835, printer.
Hawkins, engraver.
Cooke, J., engraver.
Thornthwaite, A., active 18th century.
Newton, James, 1748-approximately 1804, engraver.
Barlow, J., engraver.
Terry, Garnet, engraver.
Towes, engraver.
Walker, George, -approximately 1795, engraver.
Caldwall, James, 1739-1819, engraver.
Barrett, G., engraver.
Sheraton, Thomas, 1751-1806. Appendix to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book.
Sheraton, Thomas, 1751-1806. Accompaniment to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book.
IIIF Manifest:

  • The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing book. In three parts. Part I. Containing such geometrical lines and instructions as are highly useful to persons of both branches, illustrated in seven copper plates : to which are added the five orders, exhibited in five different plates, proportioned by modules, minutes, and aliquot parts, according to the most approved authority; together with some account of their antiquity and origin. Part II. On practical perspective. applied to the art of representing all kinds of furniture in different situations; interspersed with something of the theory, for such as would know the principles on which this useful art is founded. The whole illustrated in thirteen copper-plates. Part III. A display of the present taste of household furniture; containing also useful remarks on the manufacturing part of difficult pieces. To which are added, some cornices drawn at large; the method shewn of gaging, working, contracting, and enlarging of any kind together with two methods of representing a drawing-room.
  • (from t.ps.) Appendix to The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book : containing a variety of original designs for household furniture, in the newest and most elegant style; also, a number of plain and useful pieces, suitable either for town or country; together with a descriptionand explanation to each piece.
  • An accompaniment to The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book : containing a variety of ornaments useful for learners to copy from, but particularly adapted to the cabinet and chair branches : exhibiting original and new designs of chair legs, bed pillars, window cornices, chair splads, and other ornaments, calculated to assist in the decorations of the above branches; together with instructions in letter-press.

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