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
[Interior decoration, continued], pp. 31-32
Plate XVI ["style of Louis Quinze"], pp. 32-Plate XVI ff.
32 ignorant of the science of chemistry in its most simple, and, as we are ac- customed to think, its most evident principles, their researches were almost confined to a study of the operations of nature, although, as will be seen in the following paper, they, by happy but unexpected coincidences, acquired a knowledge of the manufacture of several colours. Of the use of these, Vitruvius complains. "The ancients laboured," he says, " to accomplish and render pleasing by dint of art that which in the present day is obtained by means of strong and gaudy colouring; and for the effect which was formerly obtained only by the skill of the artist, a prodigal expense is now substituted." Plate XVI. iven the elevation of a salon in the rich and nze. This mode of decoration is often, from a d with that of Louis Quatorze; but a more tdily detect the difference of character. The arkable for its ponderous and massive elegance; nd variety of ornament. I to the reader, the interior of the large panels with flock-paper or silk damask. The ornament fixed, the panels may be painted. The little pilasters should be painted in imitation of the highly esteemed when the style was first em- e, water-colour paintings may be 4ntroduced, and
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