The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director.

By Thomas Chippendale

Desk and Book Cases

Plate LXXVII

Is a Desk and Book-Case, with all its dimentions and mouldings properly fixed.

Chippendale desk and bookcase
 

Plate LXXVIII.

Plate LXXVIII is a Desk and Book-Case; the middle door is intended for glass. The middle part of the Desk is drawers, and two designs of doors at each end. Within the doors may be fixed upright partitions for books, which will be very convenient. The ornaments of this will make it look very agreeable; the measures are all fixed.

Chippendale desk and bookcase
 
 

Plate LXXX.

Plate LXXX is a Desk and Book-Case in the Chinese taste; the doors are intended for glass, and will look extremely well. The small columns in the canopy above the cornice, project forwards. The sretwork at the bottom of the Book-Case is for two small drawers; the dimentions are fix'd to the design.

Chippendale desk and bookcase
 
 

Plate LXXXII.

Is a Desk and Book-Case, with ornaments on the sides and top of it, and two designs of the Desk part below, with dimentions fixed to the whole. This, properly made, will look very well. The doors must be glazed.

Chippendale desk and bookcase
 
 

Plate LXXXIII.

Is a small Desk and Book-Case in the Gothic taste: The door is for glass, and to be all in one; the bottom part to stand upon a frame. The swelling part at the bottom of the Book-Case. The front of the desk is two different designs for doors, or drawers; the sizes are fixed to the drawing.

Chippendale Gothic desk and bookcase
 
 

Plate LXXXIX.

Is a Bureau Dressing-Chest and Book-Case; the middle door is for glass, and drawers or doors on each side; the top neatly carved will look well; the sret in the bottom is intended for a drawer; A is the profile of the design; the line B is the depth of the recess for the knees; the mouldings are at large on the right hand.

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Plate XC.

Is a Dressing-Chest (or table) and Book-Case; the doors are all intended for glass; the sret in the bottom is for the dressing drawer; the lower part may be drawers or doors; the dimentions are all fixed to the design; the mouldings are all at large on the right hand.

Chippendale dressing chest and bookcase
 
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