Batty Langley. [Pulpit.] Plate 116. From The Builder’s Chest Book, or a Compleat Key to the Five Orders of Columns in Architecture. London: S. Harding, 1739. Engraving by Thomas Langley. 9 3/8 x 7 1/2. Very good condition.
An original antique architectural engraving from a practical manual of nearly 200 plates for builders and workmen. The handsome engravings illustrate doors, windows niches, chimney pieces, pulpits, altar pieces, monuments, obelisks, ceilings, iron works, decorative floors, tables, buffets, book cases, plans for roofs, etc. Fine, clear and classical, these engravings are delightful and informative to the artist, architect, designer and student as well as the amateur of ornament.