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Furnishing the Home of Good Taste

Project Gutenberg's Furnishing the Home of Good Taste, by Lucy Abbot Throop This eBook is for the use of
anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or
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Title: Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with

Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today
Author: Lucy Abbot Throop
Release Date: January 28, 2005 [EBook #14824]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO\u22128859\u22121
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FURNISHING THE HOME OF GOOD TASTE
A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE PERIOD STYLES IN INTERIOR DECORATION WITH SUGGESTIONS AS

TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN THE HOMES OF TODAY
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste
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BY
LUCY ABBOT THROOP
NEW YORK ROBERT M. MCBRIDE & CO.
1920

* * * * *

1910 THE CROWELL PUBLISHING CO.
1911, 1912, MCBRIDE, NAST & CO.
1920, ROBERT M. MCBRIDE & CO.
NEW AND REVISED EDITION
Published, September, 1920

* * * * *
[Illustration: Trowbridge & Livingston, architects.
A principle which can be applied to both large and small houses is shown in the beauty of the panel spacing
and the adequate support of the cornice by the pilasters.]
Contents

PREFACE i
EGYPT AND GREECE 1
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY 7
THE DEVELOPMENT OF DECORATION IN FRANCE 17
LOUIS XIV 29
THE REGENCY AND LOUIS XV 87
LOUIS XVI 47
THE EMPIRE 58
ENGLISH FURNITURE FROM GOTHIC DAYS TO THE PERIOD OF QUEEN ANNE 59
QUEEN ANNE 78
CHIPPENDALE AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN ENGLAND 79
ROBERT ADAM 91

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HEPPLEWHITE 97
SHERATON 103
A GENERAL TALK 111
GEORGIAN FURNITURE 135
FURNISHING WITH FRENCH FURNITURE 149
COUNTRY HOUSES 159
THE NURSERY AND PLAY\u2212ROOM 169
CURTAINS 175
FLOORS AND FLOOR COVERINGS 185
THE TREATMENT OF WALLS 195
ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING 209
PAINTED FURNITURE 221
SYNOPSIS OF PERIOD STYLES AS AN AID IN BUYING FURNITURE 231

The Illustrations

A modern dining\u2212roomFrontispiece
FACING PAGE Italian Renaissance fireplace and overmantel, modern 8
Doorways and pilaster details, Italian Renaissance 9
Two Louis XIII chairs 22
A Gothic chair of the fifteenth century 23
A Louis XIV chair 32
Louis XIV inlaid desk\u2212table 33
Louis XIV chair with underbracing 33
A modern French drawing\u2212room 40
A drawing\u2212room, old French furniture and tapestry 41
Early Louis XIV chair 44
Louis XVberg\u00e8re 44

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