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Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 / Sloan's homestead architecture, containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses, with essays on style, construction, landscape gardening, furniture, etc. etc.
(1861)

Appendix: Chamber furniture,   pp. 338-343 ff.


Page 338

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                   API~ENDIX.
                    ~f~imb~ turniture.
                        (Fia. 194.)
  This is a Suit of superb Rosewood Furniture.      The Bedstead
has circular foot and head posts, ornamented with cord and tassels,
carved in solid rosewood; the mouldings are massive, and being
placed around sunken panels, add greatly to the general effect;
the panel in the headboard is a very large plain surface, and is
veneered four ways, which will keep it always level, and also serves
to show fine figured wood to advantage; the top of the headboard
ornament contains a fine medallion head.
  The Wardrobe is very large, with three mirrors in the doors;
the end doors are serpentine in form, to suit the shape of the cor-
nice; the carving matches the bedstead.
  The Bureau is of serpentine form, with four drawers in the center
part and with a closet in each end; the glass frame has a closet
on each side with shelves for toilette articles; it corresponds in
style with the other articles, which are all of extra large size.
  The Washstand has closets in the end, and is open in the center
to receive foot-bath, with marble in the under part and marble
top and shelves.
  These articles match beautifully in the general character.  The
serpentine and curve lines prevail throughout and greatly conduce
to the artistic beauty of the pattern.   The furniture is much more
elegant than can be shown in a wood-cut.


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