CHIPPENDALE (THOMAS) The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Hous[e]hold Furniture in the Gothic, Chinese, and Modern Taste, 1754
Lot 19
CHIPPENDALE (THOMAS) The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Hous[e]hold Furniture in the Gothic, Chinese, and Modern Taste, 1754
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,372) inc. premium
Lot Details
CHIPPENDALE (THOMAS)
The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Hous[e]hold Furniture in the Gothic, Chinese, and Modern Taste, first edition, title printed in red and black, engraved dedication leaf, 161 engraved plates, list of subscribers, plate 11 with short tear just inside platemark, half-title, title and final plate creased, untrimmed with slight softening to lower fore-corner, contemporary tree calf gilt, folio (390 x 300mm.), for the Author, 1754

Footnotes

  • First edition of Chippendale's hugely influential furniture pattern book, copies "of which, as the dual appeal of the title intended, were acquired by the nobility, gentry, and many fellow tradesmen" (ODNB).
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