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The Chimney-Piece-Maker's Daily Assistant, or, A Treasury of New Designs for Chimney-Pieces

Engraved by Robert Pranker (English, 18th century), After Isaac Taylor I (English, 1730–1807), After Thomas Milton (English, 1743?–1827), After John Crunden (English, 1745–1835), After Placido Columbani (Italian, worked in England, 18th century), After Thomas Collins Overton (English, 18th century), Publisher Henry Webley (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T090198


Overall: 23.7 x 15.8 x 2 cm (9 5/16 x 6 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 55 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Henry Webley, 1766) Quarto; 56 leaves; modern blind-stamped dark brown morocco.

Frontispiece of home interior with chimney-piece; illustrations of designs for chimney-pieces (fireplaces, mantels)

London: Henry Webley, 1766


"Jno. Hale April 20th 1766" (pen inscription on pl. 1); Theodor Ackermann, Munich, from whom purchased by MFA, March 14, 1973.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund