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Manwaring, Robert

The cabinet and chair-maker’s real friend and companion, or, the whole system of chair-making made plain and easy.

London, Henry Webley 1765 (facsimile reprint, John Tiranti & Co 1937).

Reference: 8961
Price: £48 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (4) + 3 + (3)pp, 38 plates, also 2 unnumbered double-page plates. Publisher’s printed boards, cloth spine.

A convenient reprint of this attractive mid-eighteenth century pattern book for “all sorts of chairs”, including “very rich and elegant rural chairs for summer-houses” and “designs, supposed to be executed with the limbs of yew, apple, or pear trees, ornamented with leaves and blossoms”.