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THE

CABINET-MAKERS
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ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR MODERN FURNITURE,


WITH DESCRIPTIONS AND DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION.

PRECEDED BY PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS

ON THE MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURE OF CABINET-WORK,


AND

INSTRUCTIONS IN DRAWING ADAPTED TO THE TRADE.

BLACKIE AND SON:


GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, LONDON, AND NEW YORK.
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CCC

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CONTENTS

LIST OF PLATES.
FIRST DIVISION.
PAOE

INSTRUCTIONS IN DRAWING, i-lix. ON THE NATURE AND USE OF SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS NECESSARY IS GEOMETRIC DRAWING, PRACTICAL GEOMETRT,

DRAWING INSTRUMENTS,
DRAWING,
PERSPECTIVE,
Ixv.-lxxii.

....
PAGE

i-Vli.

Ixxil-lxxvi.
.

vii-lix.

LIGHT AND SHADE,

Ixxvi.

SECOND DIVISION.
PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS ON CABINETMAKING,
INTRODUCTION,
.

ON THE NATURE AND


BILITY OF

APPLICA-

OF

WOOD

THE VARIOUS KINDS SUITABLE FOR CABI-

NET WORK,
Pine or Fir, Yellow Pine,

Red and White


Birch,

Beech,

Ash,

Elm, Oak,
Maple,

.... .... .... ....


Pines,
.

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CONTENTS AND LIST OF PLATES.


PAGE
. .

Diniug-Room Chairs, Plate XXIII., te XXIV..

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.

Ottoman
National

Seats, Plate

LXIV,
.
.

48 48 48
.

25

Drawing-Room

Chairs, Plate LXV., Chairs, Plate

\V
Easy
Softs, Plato
Plat,1

26
.

Emblem

LXVL,

Hate XXVI..
an.U'hair Logs, Plate

28
'27

Chairs from the Great Exhibition, Plate

XX VI II.,
XXIX XXX
XXXI..
.

....
1

XXVI

-27

High-Backed Chairs, Plate LXVIII, Antique State Chairs, Plate LXIX,


.

...
.
.

LXVII,

48
49

.49
.

28

Antique High Back

Chairs, Plate

LXX,
.

49
.

-28

Window

Cornices, Plate

Plat.-

Details of Sofas, Plate

Book-Cases, Plate
Plate
Plate

XXXII, XXXIIL, XXXIV., XXXV.,

....
.

...

29 29

Plate

LXXL, LXXII,

30
31

Whatnots, Plate LXXIII, Music Seats, Plate LXXIV,


Fire-screens, Plate

... ...
.

49 50

.50
51
.

Canterburys and Fire-screens, Plate

LXXV,

52
52

Plates

XXXVI, XXXVII,
XXXVIII,

...
.
.

31

LXXVI,

32

Secretaire Book-cases, Plate

32
33

Panels in Fret-Work, Plate


Lil.rary Tables, Plate

XXXIX
.

BED-ROOM FURNITURE.
French Bedsteads, Plate LXXVII, Half Tester Bedsteads, Plate LXXVIII,

XL,
XLI,
.

31
35

...
.

53
.

Writing Tables, Plate

53

Library Chairs, Plate XLII.

35-36

DBAWING-ROOM FURNITURE.
rhiffonniers, Plate

XLIII,

Plate
Plate

XLIV, XLV,

....
XLVI,

...

LXXIX, LXXX, Bedstead (Medieval), Plate LXXXI, Posted Bedsteads, Plate LXXXII,
Plate

Bedstead, Plate

37

State Bedstead, Plate

LXXXIII,

... ... .55 ...


. .

54 54 54

56

38 38
38
39

Bed

Pillars,

Plate Plate

with Mirrors, Plate


Cabinet, Plate
Plate

...
.

XLVII,

Cots and Cradles, Wardrobes, Plate


Plate Plate Plate
Pilasters

LXXXIV, LXXXV, Plate LXXXVI, LXXXVII,


LXXXVIII,

Mirror

XLVI II., Frames, Plate XLIX,

....
... ...
.
. .
. .

39 40

LXXXIX,
XC,

.... .58 .... .... .59


.
.

57

57

59 59

Chimney-Piece Mirror Frames, Plate L,

40 40
41

Chimney-Piece and Mirror, Plate LI,


Pier Tables with Mirrors, Plate LII,

and Brackets, Plate XCI,

...
.

59

60

Wash-Stands and Dressing-Tables, Plate XCII,

60

Loo

Tables, Plate LI

II.,

41-43

Occasional Tables, Plate LIV.,

.43
44
45
Plate

MISCELLANEOUS.
Mouldings, Plate XCIII,

Loo Tables, Plate LV,


Occasional Tables, Plate
Ladies' Work-Tables, Plate

LVI, LVII,

Drawing-Room

Sofas, Plate

LVIII,

Plate

LIX,

Plate

LX,

... .45 ... .... ...


.

XCIV,

...
XCV,
.
.

61
61

Portable Bed-Chair and Ottoman Seat, Plate

61

46

Steam-boat Railings and Clock, Plate '


Details,

XCVI,
. .

62 62

47
47

&c, Plate XCVII,


Plate Plate

XCVIII,

62 62
.

Couches, Plate
Plate

LXI,
LXII,

....
LXIII,
.

47

.47
.

XCIX,
.

Drawiug-Room

Chairs, Plate

.47

Ornaments adapted from Nature, Plate C, Plate CI,

.62
63

TO THE BINDER.
The Plates
to

be arranged in Numeral Order after the Letter-press, with the exception of Plate
is

LXXXIII.,

State Bedstead, which

to be placed, as a Frontispiece, opposite to the Vignette Title.

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