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 XLVIII-XLIX ["Etruscan ornament"], pp. 96-[Plate XLIX] ff.
96 remain the same, and will continue unaltered, so long as the mental con- stitution of man is unimpaired. Hence it is that the forms and styles of past ages, which have a fitness to the purposes for which they were employed, are still adopted, and please as much as when they had all the freshness of recent invention, outliving the fashion which caused their first adoption, but can in no instance perpetuate the existence of that which has not an intrinsic excellence. Plate XLVIII. This is a design in which the Etruscan ornament is adapted to the decoration of a modern dwelling. The style here represented is exceedingly classical, and well suited for the Greek and Italian villas which are con- stantly being erected in this country. The warm peach tiuft of the panel will be found an excellent contrast to the cool green of the stiles, and that without disturbing the harmony of the whole. The yellow tint of the gilt ornament will promote harmony by forming a link between the two colours. DETAILS. Plate XLIX. Figure 1. Is the angle ornament of the panel to a large scale. Figure 2. Is half the ornament at the top of the pilaster.
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