C1792

A Cylinder Desk and Bookcase.

Artist:

Thomas Sheraton (1751 - 1806)

Technical engraving of a bookcase desk from Thomas Sheraton’s influential book, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book.

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Full Title:

A Cylinder Desk and Bookcase.

Date:

C1792

Artist:

Thomas Sheraton (1751 - 1806)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 180mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Cylinder Desk and Bookcase. - Antique Print from 1792

Genuine antique
dated:

1792

Description:

Technical engraving of a bookcase desk from Thomas Sheraton’s influential book, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book.

Biography:

Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806)

Sheraton was a furniture designer, who gave his name to a style of furniture characterised by a feminine refinement of late Georgian styles and became the most powerful source of inspiration behind the furniture of the late 18th century.

Sheraton was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England. He was apprenticed to a local cabinet maker and continued working as a journeyman cabinet maker until he moved to London in 1790, aged 39. There he set up as professional consultant and teacher, teaching perspective, architecture, and cabinet design for craftsmen.

Starting in 1791 he published in four volumes The Cabinet Maker’s and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book. At least six hundred cabinet makers and joiners subscribed to his book and it was immediately widely influential over a large part of the country. During this period he did not have a workshop of his own and it is believed that Sheraton himself never made any of the pieces shown in his books. No pieces of furniture have ever been traced to him directly.

In 1803 he published The Cabinet Dictionary, a compendium of instructions on the techniques of cabinet and chair making. Then a year before his death, in 1805 he published the first volume of The Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist’s Encyclopaedia.

 

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