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 LVI-LVII ["classical style"], pp. 112-Plate LVII ff.
112 known that the talent of the age was not confined to the bare imitation of any one style, but that all were used and improved. If, indeed, there be one circumstance which distinguishes the history of the arts in our own day, it is the appropriation of them to all the domestic comforts of life. The productions of the ancient and modern masters are now to be found in the houses of the people, and the elegant arrangements of domestic decoration are no longer confined to the palaces of princes and places of public amusement, but we have them around us by our own fireside. Plate LVI. This is an elevation in the classical style. The ornaments in this, as in other similar designs, may be gilt, or picked out in tints, according to the taste of the employer. The green of the panel will be found to be an exceedingly pleasant colour, and to harmonize well with the Fleur d'Orleans tint of the stiles and bands. The design, more particularly the looking- glass frame, the details of which are bolder than those in the preceding elevation, is suited for a large room. Plate LVII. DETAILS. Figure 1. Is an enlarged view of the angle ornament set in the mouldings. 0 Figure 2. Is a part of the centre ornament of the inner moulding of the panel. Figure 3. Is a part of the centre ornament of the looking-glass.
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