Item #315890 The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture. George Hepplewhite, A. Hepplewhite, Cabinet-Makers Co.
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture

The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture.

London: I. and J. Taylor, 1789.

Second edition. With 127 copper-engraved plates after George Hepplewhite. [vi], 24 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Foxing to title, some mostly marginal dust-soiling and spotting to plates, repaired tear to plate 46, corner of front board bumped and some rubbing to leather Provenance: John Croft Deverell (armorial bookplate). Item #315890

Second edition, published a year after the first, with slight revisions and one additional plate (9 bis). With Chippendale and Sheraton, one of the three great pattern books of the 18th century: "No compendium of furniture designs had appeared since 1762, when Thomas Chippendale issued the third edition of his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were filling a yawning gap ... The preface adopts a modest tone: 'To unite elegance and utility, and blend the useful with the agreeable, has ever been considered a difficult but an honourable task.' It stressed the Guide's utility to 'the mechanic', to 'young workmen in general, and occasionally to more experienced ones'" (ODNB).

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