Architectural Record Volume 16

Architectural Record Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...a shade less effective as decorations than those which the dining-room mantel-piece would demand; its toilet table and large glass, and its additional Psyche glass in which the whole skirt may be viewed even to the floor; its dainty little stand with two little drawers and yet capable of being moved about the room. In all we have the make-up of a charming room for daily life. The room 85 again, with its delicate writing table, but large enough, solid enough for the hasty notes to friends which the occupant may, choose to indict without going to the library below, with the fixed seat in the deep-seated window and the abundant lighting from at least two sides, speaks of the most pleasant and civilized life. Fig. 89 is more old-fashioned. Here, with the complete set of furniture in a variety of white enamel ware, the wood itself concealed under the uniform coat of milky gloss, a method of adornment which is extended to the mantel-piece, is the prettiest room that we have yet mentioned. Alas, that it should be disfigured by the ugly monster under the fixed settle on the left--the steam radiator with its hideous lines and the consciousness that one has--that for seven months in the year that settle will be--not a pleasant seat in the window, but a screen and a disguise for the monster! The old hot-air furnace was a better thing in many ways than the more powerful modern apparatus. The rooms which we have still to describe in brief, in which no bedstead is visible, are yet undoubtedly bed-chambers if one may read their disposition and their old furnishings aright. Thus Fig. 90 has the old-fashioned high bureau (not a tallboy, but a bureau so tall that it is removed from the modern class of "dressing bureaus" while yet it has a mirror...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960319
  • 9781236960313