By Robert Manwaring (British, active 176070); engraved by Robert Pranker (British, active 175074); 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.