Neo-classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1995 - Antiques & Collectibles - 108 pages
Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads, and many other items.

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Page xiii - Throughout the whole of the designs in this work, particular attention has been bestowed in an economical arrangement to save labor, which being an important point, is presumed will render the collection exceedingly useful to the cabinet-maker.
Page xiii - ... previously executed, in consequence of their being highly approved. As far as possible, the style of the United States is blended with European taste, and a graceful outline and simplicity of parts are depicted in all the objects.
Page x - the drawing-room is to concentrate the elegance of the whole house, and is the highest display of richness of furniture.
Page xiii - As far as possible, the English style is carefully blended with Parisian taste: and a chaste contour and simplicity of parts is attempted in all the objects which, being confined in dimensions and form, present some difficulty in the adaptation of Grecian, Roman, and Gothic Ornaments.
Page xv - Florence M. Montgomery, Textiles in America, 1650-1870 (New York: WW Norton & Company.
Page v - Charles Heathcote Tatham, Etchings representing the best examples of ancient ornamental architecture drawn from the Originals in Rome 17941796 (Lond.
Page vi - Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wilmer Brown: Gift of Jill and M. Austin Fine, Baltimore: Bequest of Ethel Epstein Jacobs, Baltimore: Gift of Mrs. Clark Mclllwaine: Gift of William И. Miller and Norville E. Miller il: Bequest of Leonce Rabillon: and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schecter, by exchange. BMA 1989.26.) intended for very fine wood.
Page xiii - The great variety of scrolls shown in this work, with instructions for drawing them, will afford great facilities to the artizan in applying them to a great variety of work not enumerated in the present collection.
Page xxii - ... at the back), and placing it in a lower hole, thereby suiting the inclination of the back to the fancy.
Page xv - The Cabinet Maker's Sketch Book of Plain and Useful Designs, Vol. II, consisting of Cabinet Work Generally.

About the author (1995)

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, scriptwriter, and performer, whose books include the critically acclaimed A Short History of Indians in Canada and Green Grass, Running Water. Graham Greene first attracted international attention in the film Dances with Wolves. He has appeared in numerous other films and TV dramas, including Lonesome Dove: The Series and Northern Exposure.

Smith is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

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