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in English furniture. To all students of older English furniture this is sheer heresy.

His work was excellent, and made again a great period in furniture, which had been slowly but surely growing less beautiful as it fell away from the earlier Stuart models; but in no case did he improve the form of a single piece of furniture which had existed before his time.

Take an undoubted Chippendale cabinet, the workmanship and carving of which are so exquisite that they compel admiration, and compare it with a Stuart cabinet. You will find the Stuart piece perfectly proportioned and perfectly constructed, with beautiful struts giving rigidity to the openwork frame on which the necessarily heavy top part stands, and your satisfaction will be absolute. Look at the Chippendale cabinet, and you will find yourself wondering how the absolutely un-strengthened frame, on its beautifully carved straight legs, can possibly support the heavy top; and you will have, besides, an uncomfortable feeling that the china within the glazed doors is not safe. This is where Chippendale fails ; this is what in the end sent him out of fashion. I have met many people who cannot, or will not, care for his 38

Plate XXXVI

Plate XXXVI

PLAIN MAHOGANY SHELL-EDGED OCCASIONAL TABLE. {In the possession of F. Fenn, Esq.) This is one of those tables with the top provided with hinges, so that it will swing over and make the table into a kind of screen.

PLAIN MAHOGANY CARD TABLE. {in the possession of Egan Mew, Esq.) This form of table is not uncommon in plain mahogany and in walnut. The claw and ball feet, and the shell decoration on the cabriole legs are particularly good.

slighter chairs on account of this feeling of insecurity.

In both cases there is nothing really weak in the construction, or the furniture would not have lasted for one hundred and fifty years; but any form which produces such an uncomfortable impression is removed from perfect taste; and therefore, much as I admire Chippendale's workmanship, I consider him a decadent in furniture-making, though I shall probably get few people to agree with me. The great cabinet-maker himself, in his later years, seems to have felt the necessity of showing that his forms were not so weak as they seemed, for he commenced the use of the obvious bracket in his tables, chairs, and cabinet-stands. The bracket shows in most cases his fret-work or Chinese period, and is an enhancement to the beauty of the furniture.

One of the features for which he has received much eulogy, as though he had invented it, is the claw-and-ball foot. This is absurd, for claw-and-ball feet were used over and over again on Stuart chairs, and he merely revived the use of them. Still, much credit is due to him for the skilful way in which he treated their revival.

There comes to my memory as I write,

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