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The craftsman
Vol. XXIII, Number 2 (November 1912)

Some digressions in German furniture,   pp. 241-243 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 242


SOME DIGRESSIONS IN GERMAN FURNITURE
have been touched by both "period" and
peasant influences. The combination seems
a bit eccentric, for either of these sugges-
tions worked out to a logical conclusion
would surely have resulted in a piece of
furniture both useful arnd beautiful.
   Returning to the suggestion of the Eng-
lish "cottage" style, shown in the general
lines of this German interior and its fur-
NEW GERMAN FURNITURE: A COMBINATION OF PERIOD
242
SECOND VIEW OF GERMAN DIINING ROOM, btOuWIA
EXTREME SIIMPLICITY OF SIDEBOARD.
nishings, it is particularly pleasant to see
the simplicity of the sideboard, so har-_
monious, in its proportions and outline.
with the architectural features of the room,
its substantial beams, paneled walls and
square windows. The open shelves and
square-paned upper doors of the sideboard,
its plain drawers and lower doors with
ware, are all very satis-
fying.    The   dining
table is also admirable
in build, and the small
side  table  especially
good, both kept simple.
The chairs are in con-
formity with these, and
appear to  have been
chosen for their suita-
bility to the room as
well as their own ex-
cellence both in make
and design. A strictly
Craftsman note is
struck in the lighting
fixtures, wholly  sim-
ple, and   in  keeping
with the ceiling from
which thev haino
ANY, ~ ~ ~ w ic  thAeAN  hTan....... "...
AND PEASANT STYLES


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