Arrowsmith, Henry William / The house decorator and painter's guide; containing a series of designs for decorating apartments, suited to the various styles of architecture
Plate XVII-XVIII ["Louis Quinze style"], pp. 36-[Plate XVIII] ff.
36 Plate XVII. In Plate XVII. we have given an elevation in the Louis Quinze style, which may be introduced in many instances with great propriety, and has the advantage of being applicable to rooms that are battened and canvassed, on account of its extreme lightness in construction. The green colour of the stile should be kept in the same key as the peach tint of the panel; for by this means a better effect will be given to the gilt ornament, and the vulgarity which is invariably produced by too strong a contrast of colours will be prevented. In the execution of this design, and all others of the same mode, the peculiar and characteristic elements of the style should be borne in mind; for how light and elegant soever may be the forms intro- duced, a heavy and disagreeable effect must be the result of an improper application of colours. Plate XVIII. 1) E T A I L S. Figure 1. Is the centre ornament of the stile of the panels. Figure 2. Is part of the ornament in the cove of the cornice. Should any other cornice be introduced in execution, great care should be taken in the arrangement of its profile, and in the choice of an appropriate ornament.
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