Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Pattern book

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engravings, bound.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 61, box K

Physical description

Page from a book of engravings on 32 plates, with designs for furniture ornaments and fittings, rebound.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


ca. 1780s (printed)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engravings, bound.


height: 10.5 in volume, Width: 15.5 in volume

Descriptive line

A book of designs for furniture ornaments and fittings, 32 plates, ca. 1780, English.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration & Design, Old English Pattern Books of the Metal Trades: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection in the Museum. London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1913.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1911, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1912




Engraving; Binding

Subjects depicted

Hardware; Furnishings; Pattern books; Ornament; Metalwork


Metalwork; Pattern books; Ornament prints; Furniture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.