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The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing book in three parts

Thomas Sheraton

RA Collection: Book

Record number

13/625

Author

Imprint

London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley, 1793

Physical Description

xxxii, pages 5-446, 61 pages of plates (some folded), 2 unnumbered pages, pages 3-50, 33 pages of plates (some folded), 2 unnumbered pages, pages 3-27, 14 pages of plates (some folded) : black & white illustrations ; 26 cm.

General Note

Bound with Appendix, dated 1796, and Accompaniment, (no date, but plates dated 1793 and 1794), forming 2nd and 3rd parts, which have separate title pages, pagination, and register.

With Note

With: Appendix to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book, containing a variety of original designs for the 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 description oand explanation to each piece / by Thomas Sheraton. London : printed by T. Bensley for the author, 1796.
With: An accompaniment to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book containing a variety of ornaments useful for learners to copy from, but particularly adaped 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 / by Thomas Sheraton. London : Printed by T. Bensley, for the author, [no date].


Contents

Frontispiece -- Frontispiece explained -- Directions for finding and binding in the plates, with an account of their contents -- Contents -- List of subscribers -- Additional title page, [dated 1791] -- Contents of the Three Parts -- To cabinet-makers and upholsterers in general -- Introduction to part the first: containing some preliminary observations -- The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book, part I, [containing plates 1-13] -- The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book, part II, [containing plates 14-26] -- The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book, part III, [containing plates 27-61] -- Errata -- Appendix to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book, containing a variety of original designs for the 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 description and explanation to each piece / by Thomas Sheraton (London : printed by T. Bensley for the author, 1796) -- Plates 1-33 and a bis plate 30 -- An accompaniment to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book containing a variety of ornaments useful for learners to copy from, but particularly adaped 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 / by Thomas Sheraton (London : Printed by T. Bensley, for the author, [no date identified, but the plates are dated 1793 and 1794]) -- Plates 1-14

References

ESTC , T91107

Copy Note

The front pastedown carries the printed ticket of the bookseller, "B.T. Batsford, Architectural & Engineering Bookseller, 52 High Holborn, London. W.C."

Binding Note

Bound in brown leather. Red morocco spine-label lettered in gilt: "The Cabinet Maker's Drawing Book - Sheraton. London 1793."

Subject

Furniture Design - England - 18th Century
Furniture Design - England - 19th Century

Contributors

Thomas Bensley, printer
Thomas Sheraton, publisher, draughtsman
J. Barlow, engraver
Garnett Terry, engraver
John Thornthwaite, engraver
Christopher Towes, engraver
George Walker, engraver
James Caldwall, engraver
B. T. Batsford Ltd., bookseller

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