A Practical Guide to Economical Furnishing

A Practical Guide to Economical Furnishing

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...shape to match; these are more uncommon than the ordinary glass with stems, and will, if not too large, serve also for champagne (many people preferring that shape to the usual flat saucers), but you will require ten of the usual large wineglass kind for after-dinner claret, and the same number respectively of port and sherry glasses. Two large high tumblers for soda-water, ten finger glasses, bowls for both pounded and lump sugar, preserve and butter dishes, and an open-mouthed water jug with two glasses to match; all these cannot be too plain and simple. In choosing glass, the colour is one of the principal things to bear in mind, for though you may think that white glass is white glass, it nevertheless admits of great variation according to the quality. I leave cut and engraved kinds entirely out of the question. In this you may go to almost any price, with little commensurate advantage. I say commensurate, for though it is doubtless very beautiful, there are many ways in which any surplus you may have left can be spent to far better advantage than on expensive table-glass and breakables, which, in all likelihood, it will not be in your power, or within your normal means, to replace as time goes on, bringing with it the usual inevitable chapter of mishaps. The dinner service now demands our care; much of the pleasantness of the table depends on the choice of this necessary. Every one knows that a fabulous sum may be expended on china, --indeed the fancy is such that, practically, the amount may be considered as unlimited; but this, of course, is no concern of ours. We have only to provide a neat modest little service for six or eight, according to the size of your dining-room and table. It is no use to buy more than is sufficient for..show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787706
  • 9781236787705