Design for a Bureau Bookcase
Thomas Chippendale (about 1718-1779)
Ink and wash on laid paper
Width 14.1 cm x height 31.7 cm
Museum no. D.699-1906
This drawing was made for reproduction in Chippendale’s 'Gentleman and cabinet-maker’s director', first published in 1754. It enabled patrons to make selections and craftsmen to find inspiration and guidance for their work.