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 XLII-Plate XLIII ["Italian ornament"], pp. 84-Plate XLIII ff.
84 back of the lord, and was consequently called a dosser. The figures of r and other animals of the chase were occasionally introduced. The term s was applied to the tapestry employed in the decoration of apartments n its having been first manufactured at Arras in Flanders. 'he spirit of the age was chivalric, and the proud barons were surrounded home and abroad by scenes which were calculated to excite their courage, stimulate their warlike propensities. " The stores of romance," says rton, in his History of Poetry, "were not only perpetually repeated at r festivals, but were the constant object of their eyes. The very walls of r apartments were clothed with romantic history. But tapestry of sacred nts or legends was exhibited in churches, and behind the high altar." Plate XLII. Is a design in which we have attempted to adapt the Italian ornament to modern decoration. This design may be executed either by painting the ornament in turpentine colour upon the wall, relieving it by gilding, or by using bas-relief ornaments. This style of decoration is admirably adapted for Italian villas, and has, when well executed, a very handsome effect. The colouring must be in harmonious tints, for strong colours and contrasts will entirely destroy the lightness of effect which is the peculiar character of the style. DETAILS. Plate XLIII. This plate contains an enlarged view of the principal angle ornament with its mouldings.
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