The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director: Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Household Furniture, in the Most Fashionable Taste

Engraved by Matthew Darly (English, active 1754–1778), Engraved by Butler Clowes (English, died in 1782), Engraved by Isaac Taylor I (English, 1730–1807), Engraved by Johann Sebastian Müller (German, worked in England, 1715–after 1785), Engraved by Edward Rooker (English, 1711–1774), Engraved by James Hulett (English, died in 1771), Engraved by Cornelis Heinrich Hemerich (German, active in England, 1750–1800), After Thomas Chippendale (English, 1718–1779)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T102007


Overall: 46.8 x 30.8 x 6.5 cm (18 7/16 x 12 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.) Platemark (Plate XIV): 22.5 x 35.2 cm (8 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 199 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Printed for the author, 1762) Folio; 210 [of 213] leaves; contemporary brown calf [rebacked].

Illustrations and diagrams of the architectural orders; furniture; mirrors, picture frames, etc.

London: Printed for the Author, 1762


18th century, John Goddard (cabinetmaker; b. 1723 - d. 1785), Newport, RI; to his son, Thomas Goddard (cabinetmaker, b. 1765 - d. 1858), Newport [see note]. Mr. Goffe (probably Ernest Goffe, cabinetmaker, b. 1820 - d. 1891), Newport; to Miss Goffe, Newport. 1929, sold by Duncan A. Hazard (b. 1875 - d. 1939), Newport, to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893- d. 1963), Newport; 1931, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1931)

NOTE: His signature is inside the lower cover.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik