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 XXXIX-XLI ["Arabesque style"], pp. 80-Plate XLI ff.
80 Plate XXXIX. Is an elevation in the Arabesque style. In the execution of this design more than ordinary care will be required in obtaining a correct outline, before the painting of the ornament is commenced. In works of this kind, where a number of pilasters are to be painted so as to correspond to each other, it is usual to make the outline first on a sheet of paper, and" then trace it on the wall at the distance required, which not only enables the artist to secure correctness, but also saves much time. The colouring of Arabesque ornaments may be varied to suit the taste of the employer, and there is no other style of decoration which gives such opportunities of exercising a judicious taste. DETAI LS. Plate XL. "This plate contains an enlarged view of one of the pilasters, to which is added one of a different design, which will not only give a choice, but also exhibit the manner in which n - b e. ... ... ....... v,.,, ... Valt~ C; sox as to suit tUl he Taste, to the intended expenditure. Plate XLI. s in the Pompeian style, and will be found easy of execution, shed at a trifling expense. The panels should be in Tyrian _ _ ''1 * ,..-'. .. . . ed wimt crimson. The effect would be much impro the new mode of flocking on the wall, for it woul nd the ornament appear raised. The ornament in ngs of the pilasters should be gilded. The orna panel should be black, and also the internal sce urbase is intended to be in scagliola, and to be I I-antique.
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