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Identifier: cu31924015001880
Title: Our homes, and how to beautify them
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Jennings, H. J
Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture
Publisher: London : Harrison
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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FIG. 40. OLD-FASHIONED INGLE-NOOK. QO we have to take these three factors, in view ot the pressure of their utility, pretty much as they are, and to make the best of them. And of course the chimney-piece demands the first consideration, being structurally the most important feature of a room. One glance into an empty room will demonstrate 78 AND HOIV TO BEAUTIFY THEM. the great value of the chinine)-piece. which, unless the room has somethinguncommon in the way of nooks, recesses, or a corbelled oriel, exercises a moreor less commanding influence. Logically, the decorative treatment shouldfollow this indication of value ; in other words, the chimne)-piece should, b)reason of its superior interest, be the chief decorative feature of the room. Howfar this is attainaljle under the rented-house system, the reader can judge for

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FIG. 41. CHII\tNEV-riECE IN OAK. himself. The speculative builder, who is responsible for a very large proportionâ– of our dwelling houses, does not as a rule, lay himself out for artistic chimney-pieces ; [nor indeed does he, or his architect, always consider how far, ii at all,the chimney-piece chosen is appropriate to the room in which it is fitted. 79 OUR HOMES,


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bookid:cu31924015001880 bookyear:1902 bookdecade:1900 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Jennings__H__J booksubject:Interior_decoration booksubject:Furniture bookpublisher:London___Harrison bookcontributor:Cornell_University_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:82 bookcollection:cornell bookcollection:americana

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