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The London Chair-Makers' and Carvers' Book of: LONDON CHAIR-MAKERS.
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Item Description: London: Printed by T. Sorrell; for the Committee of Chair-Manufacturers and Journeymen, 1807. Second edition, 4to, 3 works in one, main volume followed by two supplementary volumes (second supplement bound before first), xxiii, [1 blank], 108, 26; [4], 19, [1]; xii, 120pp., 29 copper-engraved plates, supplementary volumes with there own title-pages, second supplement lacking half-title, some light staining to blank margins of first few leaves, recently expertly bound in half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco title label, a nice copy. Chairmaking and carving were distinct branches of cabinetmaking during the late eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. This is the earliest book of prices specifically for chairmakers, the two supplements deal with new styles of furniture, mainly Regency. Bookseller Inventory # 30589

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