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Identifier: architecturalmag02lond
Title: The Architectural magazine
Year: 1834 (1830s)
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Subjects: Architecture
Publisher: London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
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hould beof turned dark wood, or of cocoa nut, inlaid witli ebony. The whole of the furniture, as the dining-table, chairs, side-board, and chiffoniers, should be mahogany, French polished.The frames to the looking-glasses may be of oak inlaid withebony; unless there are gilt picture-frames hung in the room;in which case the frames to the looking-glasses should be giltalso, as likewise the carved cornice over the curtains. The curtains should be a geranium or a fawn colour, withbroad lace and fringes. These observations apply more to the dining-room of theman of rank, which is strictly and exclusively a salle a manger,than to that of persons in the middle class of life. Wherethe dining-room is also the library, and, indeed, the onlyfamily room, except the drawingroom, the following sketch will the Dinin.<y-Room. 231 give some idea of one which, ia my opinion, is capable of ful-.filling all we can desire in such a room:— Imagine a comfortable family room {Jig. 128.), fiom 20 ft. to

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f^^ ■do ijr 24 ft. long, 15 ft. to 18 ft. wide, 11 ft. to 13 ft. high, with thebay window {a) looking to the north, or perhaps a little west:this might be large, and reach down to within 6 in. of the floor. 232 lyjoelling-Rooms of a House : -— so that a view of the distant country, no less than of the ad-joining flower-garden, might be commanded by it. The fireplace [b) should be on one side of the room, and on the oppositeside the doors {c c); a recess {d) opposite the fire-place, for thesideboard; and another at e for a piano-forte, which the loverof music will perhaps think, with me, is much better. At eachend fof the recess for the piano may be small stained glasswindows [fum), to throw lighten the instrument when it is usedby daylight, and yet to be sufficiently subdued not to interferewith the general tone of colour of the room. Now let us furnish the room. With the assistance of theladies, we will endeavour to do so. The carpet should be agood Axminster or Brussels, of a we


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bookid:architecturalmag02lond bookyear:1834 bookdecade:1830 bookcentury:1800 booksubject:Architecture bookpublisher:London___Longman__Rees__Orme__Brown__Green__and_Longman bookcontributor:NCSU_Libraries booksponsor:NCSU_Libraries bookleafnumber:244 bookcollection:americana

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