Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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the hall at Sandringham. This specimen aroused such wide-spread interest on account of its workmanship and beauty ofdesign that a replica was ordered for the Paris Exhibition of1900. The late Queen Victoria was also deeply interested inthe art, and a beautiful imperial lamp, the floriation of whichis emblematic of empire, was specially prepared for her. Thewhole of the work was carried out by hand, and the decora-tion was of a most intricate and difficult nature, comprisingthe delicate combination of roses, thistles, and shamrocks withthe lotus flower of Egypt.
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Top Central Section of Gateway Ornamented With Iron Carnations ; EachPetal Was Wrought Separately and Then Welded Into Position Polished Iron Hinges for Mrs. Berkeley, Han well Castle This unique work is carried out in an ordinary village cot-tage secured for the purpose, and the interior of which hasbeen adapted to the requirements of the industry. Thestrangers attention is arrested by a large design placed overthe door executed by the workers, and which is a replica fromthe Cathedral at Lucca, while projecting from the buildinginto the street is a swinging sign representing the sons ofTubal Cain. The workshop is a smithy purely and simply.Of machines there are none, with the exception of a driller.The whole of the work is produced by hammer and anvil, agreat part of it being undertaken in cold iron. The workers are drawn from the village school, and com-mence operations directly their scholastic curriculum is com-pleted. The lads are initiated into the art by the schoolmas-ter, who
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