Home Interiors; Illustrating and Describing Current Furniture, Rugs, Draperies, and Accessories, Adapted from Many Styles

Home Interiors; Illustrating and Describing Current Furniture, Rugs, Draperies, and Accessories, Adapted from Many Styles : Supplemented by Helpful Suggestions in Home Furnishing by Various Authorities on the Subject

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in fact, many Italian painters to execute the painted vases, garlands, wreaths and flowers on their furniture, and introduced as well charmingly painted allegorical figure panels by Angelica Kauffmann. This kind of decorated furniture, exceedingly graceful and delicate in character, is also reproduced with remarkable success today. Following the popularity of decorated furniture in England, much furniture of the style known as "American Empire" in this country was embellished with quaint painting of conventional flowers and emblems, and excellent current reproductions of these take their place in the present revival. It is of the utmost importance to appreciate the real place of decorated furniture before making a selection--to know exactly why a piece will add interest to a given interior, and to know exactly what kind of a piece will strike the desired note. Excepting in the case of a breakfast room or certain bed rooms, decorated furniture is most effective if sparingly introduced--a piece here and there will possess striking interest in itself and will add a tangible degree of interest to other furnishings in the room. Often a music room may be made interesting by the introduction of decorated furniture, if its color is of a restful and harmonious kind. A living room filled with dark oak furniture, and hung with dark curtains, will be enlivened to an unbelievable extent by the addition of a single bright red cabinet or tea table. At no previous time in the history of furniture development would it have been possible to draw for selection on all of the varied types of decorated furniture, yet today this is possible. The range extends from the simplest and most inexpensive, yet very interesting pieces, up to the fine modern...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686557X
  • 9781236865571