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The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director: Being A Large Collection Of the Most Elegant And Useful Designs Of Household Furniture In the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste: Including A great Variety of Book Cases, etc
London: Printed for the Author, 1754. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary Cambridge style full calf, sympathetically rebacked. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 27 pages in text. Folio, 46.5 x 29.5 cm. 161 engraved plates including the dedication. Title page printed in red and black. Half title, List of Subscribers. One of the most influential of 18th century furniture model books, used by many of the leading cabinet makers of the period, and he was the first cabinet maker to publish a book of his designs. Chippendale collaborated in furnishing interiors designed by Robert Adam and at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, and Melbourne House, London for Lord Melbourne, with Sir William Chambers. Handful of plates toned, mostly in the first section explaining the Five Orders of Architecture and Rules of Perspective, otherwise generally clean and fresh, armorial bookplate of William Chambers, raised bands, leather spine label printed in gilt.
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