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 XXXI ["Louis Quatorze style"]-Plate XXXII ["Elizabethan style"], pp. 64-[Plate XXXII] ff.
64 Plate XXXI. This is a design for the side of a room in the Louis Quatorze style. The popularity of this style may be in a great measure traced to the anxiety for French furniture which the wealthy in this country have for some time past evinced. The particular subject of our present design is the palm leaf panel, with the bouquet vignette painted in enamel. The old Sevres china was frequently introduced by the French decorator of the seventeenth century, both in the furniture and in the usual household decoration. In the execution of the design we have presented to our readers, the panel should be made white, the stile and band green. The leaves of the ornament should be arranged in an easy, flowing manner, avoiding all appearance of stiffness, and may be gilt or picked out with tints and gilding at the pleasure of the employer. Plate XXXII. Is a design for a ceiling in the Elizabethan style. In the execution of this and similar designs it is of the first importance that it should be accurately laid out. This is, in fact, the most difficult part of the work. The orna- ment should be finished in gilt, and picked out in contrasted tints.
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