The British architect; or, the builder's treasury of staircases...

Various artists/makers

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Swan's British Architect was first published in 1745 and went through four English editions before 1775, when an American edition was published in Philadelphia. Its designs for homes for the professional and middle classes in England were well suited to the needs of the colonial elite.

The British architect; or, the builder's treasury of staircases..., Written and designed by Abraham Swan (British, active 1745–68), Illustrations: etching and engraving

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Plate 51: A Design for a Chimney-Piece in a Lower Story (13 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.; 35 x 21.7 cm)