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The decoration of houses


Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Codman, Ogden
The decoration of houses
London: B.T. Batsford, 1898
xxii, 204, 8 pages, 56 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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[Cover], pp. [unnumbered]-[i]

[Title Page], pp. [iii] ff.

[Henri Mayeux quotation], pp. [v] ff.

Table of contents, pp. vii-viii

List of plates, pp. ix-xi

Books consulted, pp. xii-xvii ff.

Introduction, pp. xix-xxii

I: The historical tradition, pp. [1]-16

II: Rooms in general, pp. 17-30

III: Walls, pp. 31-47

IV: Doors, pp. 48-63

V: Windows, pp. 64-73

VI: Fireplaces, pp. 74-88

VII: Ceilings and floors, pp. 89-102

VIII: Entrance and vestibule, pp. 103-105

IX: Hall and stairs, pp. 106-121

X: The drawing-room, boudoir, and morning-room, pp. 122-133

XI: Gala rooms: ball-room, saloon, music-room, gallery, pp. 134-144

XII: The library, smoking-room, and "den", pp. 145-154

XIII: The dining-room, pp. 155-161

XIV: Bedrooms, pp. 162-172

XV: The school-room and nurseries, pp. 173-183

XVI: Bric-à-brac, pp. 184-195

Conclusion, pp. 196-198

Italian gothic chest. Museum of the Bargello, Florence., pp. Plate I ff.

French chairs, XV and XVI centuries. From the Gavet collection., pp. Plate II ff.

French armoire, XVI century., pp. Plate III ff.

French sofa and armchair, Louis XIV period. From the Château de Bercy., pp. Plate IV ff.

Room in the Grand Trianon, Versailles. (Example of simple Louis XIV decoration.), pp. Plate V ff.

French armchair, Louis XV period., pp. Plate VI ff.

French bergère, Louis XVI period., pp. Plate VII ff.

French bergère, Louis XVI period., pp. Plate VIII ff.

French sofa, Louis XV period. Tapestry designed by Boucher., pp. Plate IX ff.

French marquetry table, Louis XVI period., pp. Plate X ff.

Drawing-room in Berkeley Square, London. XVIII century., pp. Plate XI ff.

Room in the Villa Vertemati, near Chiavenna. XVI or early XVII century. (Example of frescoed ceiling.), pp. Plate XII ff.

Drawing-room at Easton Neston Hall, England. Built by Nicholas Hawkesmoor, 1702. (Example of stucco decoration.), pp. Plate XIII ff.

Doorway with marble architrave, Ducal Palace, Mantua. XVI century., pp. Plate XIV ff.

Sala dei Cavalli, Palazzo del T, Mantua. XVI century. (Example of painted architectural decoration.), pp. Plate XV ff.

Door in the Sala Dello Zodiaco, Ducal Palace, Mantua. XVIII Century., pp. Plate XVI ff.

Examples of modern French locksmiths' work., pp. Plate XVII ff.

Carved door, Palace of Versailles. Louis XV period. (Showing painted over-door.), pp. Plate XVIII ff.

Salon des Malachites, Grand Trianon, Versailles. Louis XIV period. (Showing well-designed window with solid inside shutter, and pictures forming part of wall-decoration.), pp. Plate XIX ff.

Mantelpiece in Ducal Palace, Urbino. XV century. (Transition between Gothic and Renaissance.), pp. Plate XX ff.

Mantelpiece in the Villa Giacomelli, at Maser, near Treviso. XVI century. (Showing iron doors in opening.), pp. Plate XXI ff.

French fire-screen, Louis XIV period. From the Château of Anet., pp. Plate XXII ff.

Carved wooden ceiling, Villa Vertemati. XVI century. (Showing influence of stucco decoration.), pp. Plate XXIII ff.

Ceiling in the Palais de Justice, Rennes. Louis XIV period. (Wooden ceiling imitating masonry vaulting and stucco ornamentation.), pp. Plate XXIV ff.

Ceiling of the Sala Degli Sposi, Ducal Palace, Mantua. By Andrea Mantegna, 1474., pp. Plate XXV ff.

Ceiling in the style of Bérain. Louis XIV period., pp. Plate XXVI ff.

Ceiling in the Château of Chantilly. Louis XIV period. (Example of chinoiserie decoration.), pp. Plate XXVII ff.

Antechamber in the Villa Cambiaso, Genoa. Built by Alessi, XVI century., pp. Plate XXVIII ff.

Antechamber in the Durazzo Palace, Genoa. Decorated by Torrigiani. Late XVIII century., pp. Plate XXIX ff.

Staircase in the Parodi Palace, Genoa. XVI Century. (Showing inter-mural stairs and marble floor.), pp. Plate XXX ff.

Staircase of the Hôtel de Ville, Nancy. Louis XV period. Built by Héré de Corny; stair-rail by Jean Lamour., pp. Plate XXXI ff.

Staircase in the Palace of Fontainebleau. Louis XV period., pp. Plate XXXII ff.

French armoire, Louis XIV period. Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris., pp. Plate XXXIII ff.

Salla Della Maddalena, Royal Palace, Genoa. XVIII century. (Italian drawing-room in rocaille style.), pp. Plate XXXIV ff.

Console in the Petit Trianon, Versailles. Late Louis XV style. Bust of Louis XVI, by Pajou., pp. Plate XXXV ff.

Salon, Palace of Fontainebleau., pp. Plate XXXVI ff.

Room in the Palace of Fontainebleau. Louis XV panelling, Louis XVI furniture., pp. Plate XXXVII ff.

Lit de repos, early Louis XV period., pp. Plate XXXVIII ff.

Lit de repos, Louis XV period., pp. Plate XXXIX ff.

Painted wall-panel and door, Château of Chantilly. Louis XV. (Example of chinoiserie decoration.), pp. Plate XL ff.

French boudoir, Louis XVI period. (From a print by Le Bouteux.), pp. Plate XLI ff.

Salon à l'italienne. (From a picture by Coypel.), pp. Plate XLII ff.

Ball-room, Royal Palace, Genoa. Late XVIII century. (Example of stucco decoration.), pp. Plate XLIII ff.

Saloon in the Villa Vertemati. XVI century. (Example of frescoed walls and carved wooden ceiling.), pp. Plate XLIV ff.

Sala Dello Zodiaco, Royal Palace, Mantua. (Example of stucco decoration.), pp. Plate XLV ff.

French table. (Transition between Louis XIV and Louis XV periods.), pp. Plate XLVI ff.

Library of Louis XVI, Palace of Versailles. (Louis XV writing-table with bust.), pp. Plate XLVII ff.

Small library at Audley End, England. XVIII century., pp. Plate XLVIII ff.

Writing-chair, Louis XV period., pp. Plate XLIX ff.

Dining-room, Palace of Compiègne. Louis XVI period. (Over-doors and over-mantel painted in Grisaille, by Sauvage.), pp. Plate L ff.

Dining-room fountain, Palace of Fontainebleau. Louis XV period., pp. Plate LI ff.

Dining-chair, Louis XIV period., pp. Plate LII ff.

Dining-chair, Louis XVI period., pp. Plate LIII ff.

Bedroom, Palace of Fontainebleau. Louis XIV period. (Louis XVI bed and chair, modern sofa.), pp. Plate LIV ff.

Bath-room, Pitti Palace, Florence. Late XVIII century. Decorated by Cacialli., pp. Plate LV ff.

Bronze andiron. Venetian school. XVI century., pp. Plate LVI ff.

Index, pp. 199-204

A list of standard books on ornament and decoration , pp. [1]-8 ff.


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