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The craftsman
Volume XXX, Number 2 (May 1916)

The new ideal of home-making in America: illustrated with pictures of one woman's work,   pp. 179-187 PDF (2.9 MB)


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  A SET OF DRAW-
ING ROOM TABLES
suggestive of Chinese
lacquer, is shown be-
low: These tables are
among the first work
which Mrs. Truesdale
did, and this only a few
years ago.
  T he decoration  of
these tables is entirely
her own design, even to
the preparing of the
wood to   receive the
decoration.
  Mrs. Truesdale has
an old Italian recipe for
the paste which brings
about the raised work
under the     lacquer:
Over this she puts gold
and then the color that
is most interesting and
harmonious with   her
rooms.
  ONE OF THE
RICHEST of the
screens  which
Mrs.   Truesdale
has designed and
decorated     is
shown above: All
the panels a r e
covered with the
design      and
mounted   i n  a
beautiful  Louis
Seize gold frame.
  The dark back-
ground of this
screen brings out
the  rich  colors
and the naive fig-
ures of children
and birds in most
charming relief.
J


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