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  • Parlour Chair: Plate 9 of The Cabinet and Chair–Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765
    By Robert Manwaring (British, active 1760–70); engraved by Robert Pranker (British, active 1750–74); published by Henry Webley, London, 1765
    Etching and engraving; 5 1/16 x 7 11/16 in. (12.9 x 19.5 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932 (32.9.6)

    Manwaring's little book of furniture designs, so modest in comparison to Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, had quite a following among the cabinetmakers of Boston. The pierced and carved back design of the chair illustrated in plate 9 was a particular favorite there.

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  • Parlour Chair: Plate 9 of The Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765
    By Robert Manwaring (British, active 1760–70); engraved by Robert Pranker (British, active 1750–74); published by Henry Webley, London, 1765
    Etching and engraving; 5 1/16 x 7 11/16 in. (12.9 x 19.5 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932 (32.9.6)

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