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 LVIII-LIX ["Greek ornament"], pp. 116-Plate LIX ff.
116 grandeur of an injudicious but unrestrained outlay of wealth in its occasional displays. To correct this evil is an object of no trifling importance; for the social, if not the moral, condition of society is much more intimately associated with the general appreciation of the arts, than the majority of writers are willing to allow. By the publication of this work the attention of profes- sional men, it is hoped, will be drawn to the subject, and the taste of the reader be in some degree improved. Plate LVIII. In this design the Greek ornament is introduced, and the elevation and general character will be found very appropriate for a sitting room with the ordinary furniture. The green colour of the stiles will harmonize with cream-coloured panels, and a richness of effect will be given to the whole by the gilt of the ornaments. Plate LIX. DETAILS. Figure 1. Is an enlarged view of the angle ornament. Figure 2. Is a representation of a part of the ornament at the head of the pilaster, to the same scale.
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