A Collection of English Furniture of the XVII & XVIII Centuries (Google eBook)

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Tiffany studios, 1907 - Furniture, English - 461 pages
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Very informative in my research on Chippendale cabriole legs with leaf design carved knees. Excellent source.

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Page 109 - Director in 1754 and two successive editions during the ten years following. His success must have been immediate, because within a few years several other cabinet makers published designs so similar that it is often impossible to distinguish between them. For this reason, it is but fair to call the furniture of this fashion by Chippendale's name. The chief characteristic of the Chippendale style up to about...
Page 109 - Chippendale style up to about 1770 was the use of Rococo scrolls, dripping water effects and conventionalized leaves and flowers, intermingled often with Chinese and Gothic designs. The most striking difference between the French and English Schools was the use of the splat in chairs. The English had taken this fashion from the Dutch, as we have said, and never abandoned it; and Chippendale and his school took advantage of the additional wood surface thus provided to develop many original themes....
Page 109 - ... in chairs. The English had taken this fashion from the Dutch, as we have said, and never abandoned it; and Chippendale and his school took advantage of the additional wood surface thus provided to develop many original themes. The almost unfailing mark of a Chippendale chair is the bowshaped back; but as in all other cases of unfailing rules, there are exceptions, and it is never safe to classify except by the triple method of form, decoration, and material. Fig. 3 illustrates a mahogany side...
Page 63 - Fig. 2. shows a walnut veneered arm chair of about the ssme date. On the top rail are carved five medallions, each containing a spray of flowers; the splat is cut away in a form suggestive of the later style and carved in relief with flowers and leaves and edged with an acanthus leaf scroll. The arms and their supports are also carved in the same leaf design. The legs are cabriole terminating in animal-claw and ball-feet. The epoch showing French influence may be divided into two...
Page 34 - ... cyma curve in outline and decoration which is carried to such an extent in some specimens of chairs that all straight lines are eliminated. The splat which characterizes eighteenth century chairs was first solid and plain, then curved, and later pierced in various designs. The decoration was carved in relief upon the surface, and occasionally applied. The designs were swags and pendants of flowers and fruits, shells, usually that of the escallop, acanthus leaves and scrolls, tassels, heads and...
Page 224 - This chair, though made of beech, is well carved in an unusual design to imitate bamboo. The entire center is made up of intertwined ovals as are also the spaces under the arms. The seat is curved and the legs and stretchers are carved to represent straight pieces of bamboo.
Page v - ... to be many lengthy duct connections, difficulties in the intercoolers. difficulties in lagging pipes, and so on.
Page 34 - In the pure style, there is a well-defined splat, first solid and plain, then carved and later pierced in geometrical designs, and still later, cut into curves similar to those of the succeeding period.
Page 109 - ... Rococo scrolls, dripping water effects and conventionalized leaves and flowers, intermingled often with Chinese and Gothic designs. The most striking difference between the French and English Schools was the use of the splat in chairs. The English had taken this fashion from the Dutch, as we have said, and never abandoned it; and Chippendale and his school took advantage of the additional wood surface thus provided to develop many original themes. The almost unfailing mark of a Chippendale chair...
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