The Cabinet Dictionary, 2 volumes

By: Sheraton, Thomas

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reprint edition.

Just as no other book of the eighteenth century -- and perhaps of the nineteenth century -- gives such detailed directions for furniture design as does Thomas Sheraton's Drawing-Book, so The Cabinet Dictionary, with its comprehensive explanations on the use of furniture, stands alone as a guide to household furnishing. Not simply a pattern book of current London fashions, the Dictionary also suggests principles for tastefully furnishing and decorating every room in a home. Published in London in 1801, the Dictionary arranges the vocabulary of taste and usage in alpabetical order, providing a unique and detailed account of how the elements of design, the products of the trades, and their use in the home contributed to the broad pattern of English taste at the beginning of the nineteenth century. This Praeger edition includes a biography of Thomas Sheraton, together with a new, scholarly introduction to this remarkable work.

Title: The Cabinet Dictionary, 2 volumes

Author Name: Sheraton, Thomas

Categories: Furniture,

Publisher: New York, Praeger Publishers: 1970

ISBN Number: 0275027252

ISBN Number 13: 9780275027254

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 14771

Keywords: English Furniture