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 LX-LXI ["Elizabethan ornament"], pp. 120-Plate LXI ff.
120 yet its power of pleasing is allowed by all who have seen it in execution. The effect, of colour is very striking, and it is generally forgotten by those who attempt to account for the production of a sensation of beauty. A form truly elegant and beautiful in the estimation of all educated minds, may lose half its charms by an impropriety of colouring; and deformity may lose half its ugliness by a suitable application. Plate LX. Is an adaptation of Elizabethan ornament to a drawing-room. This elegant method of decorating apartments has, of late, almost superseded the use of the common paper hangings, and will probably, at no very distant period, be adopted in all modern apartments. In no branch of architecture has the improvement been so rapid as in the interior decoration of the residences of the great mass of the people; for elegance is now no longer confined to the dwellings of the noble and wealthy. Plate LXI. DETAILS. Figure 1. Is a corner ornament suited to the design in Plate L., and richer than that introduced in the elevation. Figure 2. Is a centre ornament for the same. London: J. Rider, Printer, 14, Bartholomew Close.
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