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The Cabinet-makers' London Book of Prices, and Designs of Cabinet Work, Calculated for the Convenience of Cabinet makers in General.
W. Brown and A. O'Neil, London 1793 - [2],xvi,266,[48]pp. plus twenty-nine plates. Contemporary reverse calf, sympathetically rebacked with original leather label laid down. Corners worn, boards a bit scuffed. Contemporary bookplate, defaced, on front pastedown. Minor soiling and foxing Second edition, with additions. Price guide issued by the London Society of Cabinet Makers, intended to simplify the calculations for the "price of executing any piece of work." The text details extensive price lists for various tables, desks, book cases, clothes presses, chests, sideboards, various cases and stands, and myriad other items, with pricing for each extra feature. With twenty-nine plates showing the more elaborate desks, bureaus, stands, drawers, and cabinets, also with plates showing various styles of legs and moldings. An interesting work for the study of English furniture. ESTC T120479, Goldsmiths 15065. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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