Large original engraving.
French inspired spring clocks, one of which is a most elaborate cartel in full rococo taste. T Chippendale "invent and delin" engraved by M Darly, plate 166 from the enlarged and revised edition of his Director, published 1762. Plate size 35 x 22.5 cm
Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), London's most famous cabinet maker and furniture designer, publisher of The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director.
Minor staining to bottom left hand corner and old central crease (not offensive). On quality laid paper with watermark, with good plate mark and margins suitable for framing. Rare and desirable.
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