Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Decorative Arts E-Facsimiles

Digital Library for the
Decorative Arts and Material Culture
University of Wisconsin - Madison E-Facsimiles

Use the Browse Texts dropdown box to see the extensive list of books offered. Full view catalogs of Chippendale and Hepplewhite; Interior decoration from the 1800's are just a few. All pages are offered in 4 sizes and you are encouraged to print the images. This amazing site is among my top 10.
Chippendale, Thomas
The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste.
London: Thomas Chippendale, 1754

Percier, Charles, 1764-1838.; Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard, 1762-1853. Recueil de décorations intérieures comprenant tout ce qui a rapport a l'ameublement, comme vases, trépieds, candelabres, cassolettes, lustres, girandoles, lampes, chandeliers, cheminées, feux, poêles, pendules, tables, secrétaires, lits, canapés, fauteuils, chaises, tabourets, miroirs, ecrans, & composés par C. Percier et P.F.L. Fontaine. Exécutés sur leurs dessins.
Cahier II (1801)
Jardinière ou Table à Fleurs éxécutée pour le C. W. en Suede, p. Pl. 10

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