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Wharton, Edith (1862-1937); Codman Jr., Ogden (1863-1951) / The decoration of houses
(1898)

V: windows,   pp. 64-73


Page 73

                      Windows
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These shutters should be made with solid panels, not with slats,
their purpose being to darken the room and keep out the cold,
while the light is regulated by the outside blinds.   The best
of these is the old-fashioned hand-made blind, with wide fixed
slats, still to be seen on old New England houses and always
used in France and Italy  the frail machine-made substitute
now in general use has nothing to recommend it.


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