Illustrated Catalogue of Marbleized Slate Mantels : Table and Bureau Tops, Bracket Shelves, Plain and Decorated (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Illustrated Catalogue of Marbleized Slate Mantels: Table and Bureau Tops, Bracket Shelves, Plain and Decorated In handing you these, our latest representations. We assert with confidence that, in no single year from the commencement of the manufacture of Marbleized Slate Mantels, more than thirty years since, have as many new features, embodying novelty and beauty, without sacrificing utility and durability, been given to the public, as are this season herein shown. These are the products of the oldest and largest manufacturers, having at command unequalled resources, together with an experience of more than twenty years, having also in employ the most skillful artizans and educated and competent artists. Nothing is sacrificed to utility; this first, embelishment afterward. One grade or quality only is made - the cheapest mantel is as thoroughly made in every particular as the costliest. Mantel making, particularly those marvelously natural imitations of many of the most rare and costly marbles, brought from all countries and climes, is justly classed with the fine arts. None see them but to admire. Time, the best of tests, shows them to retain their original finish and purity, better even than most marbles. They are not susceptible of stains from coal gas, acids, oils, liquors, coloring from brick work arising from dampness in chimney, or other causes. The combination of different marbles in a mantel, and the judicious use of gold lines and tracings, pro duces work of unequalled beauty, and this even in mantels of low prices. One of our national char acteristigs is the good taste, comfort and cheerfulness of our homes. None will differ with us when we say that nothing in all the modern outfittings of a dwelling contributes more largely to its cheer fulness - and we may add the healthfulness of its occupants - than a glowing fire upon the grate. Even where used only as furniture and for ventilation, mantels with frames and summer fronts are becoming indispensable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 60 pages
- 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
- 09 Mar 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 52 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white