English Antique Writing Tables by Chippendale
These antique English writing tables designed by Chippendale can be viewed by clicking the links within each description. Replicas of these models, made in solid wood, remain popular items today.
¶ A writing table, the front feet to draw out, with a double rising top, as in profile D; ee is the table top, h is a horse that turns up; G is part of the front rail morticed into the foot, which draws out with the front, and parts at C; G is the end rail morticed into the foot, as you see by the pricked line; a is the end of the drawer, with its grooves for the slider and bottom as at A in the plan; F is the turn'd column glued into the corner of the foot.
¶ Is a writing-table, the front to draw out as the former; the feet parts at hhh, etc. and come out with the front rail. A is the plan of the table with its partitions; g is a quadrant drawer for ink, sand, etc. D is the profile of the drawer-end; BB is the plan of the open part of the foot; ccc the plan of the moulding at the bottom; ff the projection of the table top.
¶ Is a writing table, the two middle feet of which come out with the drawer; the drawers at each end are for sand, ink, paper, etc. A is the plan of the table; B is the flap that rises to write on if required; CB is the whole slider that slides in the drawer sides as in the profile; F and DD are the end drawers; E is the profile of the table.
¶ Is a Gothic writing table, with one long drawer at the top, doors at each end, drawers in the inside, and a recess for the knees, as you see in the plan B; the columns are fixed to the door, and open with them; A is the whole plan; hhh, etc. is the columns in the plan Cddd, etc. Eg is the plan of the table top; ff is the plan of the mouldings ff, which go round the columns; the di- mensions of every thing are specified to this design. This table has been made more than once from this design, and has a better appearance when executed than in the drawing.
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