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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ng to this pur-precious of our household adornments. Our pose other objects not intended for this use.taste in matters of domestic decoration is No one style of domestic architecture is so popular with broad and eclectic; we seize upon thepicturesque and beautiful of every ageand country and adapt it to our require-ments and the fitting of these examplesof old craftsmanship into modern sur-soundings sometimes produces very in-teresting results. The tendency at pres-ent is to plan our interiors so that oneperiod or style may be consistently fol-lowed rather than to arrange togethermany objects, all beautiful in them-selves, but having very little in common.This growing taste and discriminationin planning effects has naturally in-creased the demand for lighting fixturesto agree with the decorations and fur-nishings of the periods in which therooms are designed and sometimes ar-rangements for artificial illuminationmust be provided for situations wheresuch lighting was either not contem-
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us, perhaps, as what we call Colonialand in homes of this character the oldfurnishings of the period, which are stilloften to be had, very naturally find aplace. Lighting fixtures of early Ameri-can days were either candlesticks or oillamps and housekeepers of that periodseem to have placed unusual value upontheir girandoles, lamps and candlesticksof various kinds which were of unusualbeauty and luxury for much of the bestdesigning and workmanship of the timewas upon lighting fitments for domesticpurposes. These old Colonial treasuresare being arranged for modern use andsome suggestions regarding their adapta-tion to present day conditions may behelpful. In placing these old-time lighting fix-tures in our homes provision must bemade, of course, for altered conditions. plated or where such illumination as was Ceremonial lanterns used as lighting fixtures The source of artificial lighting in early 120 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS April, 1913 American days was either the candle,whale oil,
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