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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axed. The two large north windows were set with opaque, rec-tangular panes of glass, separated by wooden mullions, butthese windows have been made decorative features of theroom, by the simple expedient of pasting strips of blacktape across each pane, and dividing them up into smallsections. Under the one large window, a box couch was placed,on a raised dais or platform, and at each end was placeda book-like arrangement, just the width of the couch, whichimparted to it a substantial built-in appearance. This ismuch better than the detached effect of the ordinary couchwhich one usually sees. The couch was covered by anOriental rug, and the three pillows of crimson velour, thecenter one being the longest, exactly fit the space. Underneath the north window in the library, was a built-in set of bookshelves, painted to match the woodtrim. Anoak gate-legged table, some Windsor chairs, and a fewpieces of mahogany furniture completed this part of the April, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 141
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A successful example of No-Period room room. A light hung low over the table at just the rightheight for reading and writing. Oriental rugs covered the floor, and such few hangingsas were used, were of a dull, yellow raw silk, hung instraight folds. [s_k^s.k S..K a a. a a a a nnx » a n a. a. »» k.hk&xM.hMMx «; SOME EARLY GLASS IN SALEM COLLECTIONS (Continued from page 136)«;»«;» a a aa~a-a,a~aTa a a a a kskkk a a a kxxk^ atTa Ha~a1g: W »i«|!«|g|«|«||«Btiig||g| pie of all. They are particularly English in shape, the sim-ple drawn form being the forerunner of a long series ofglasses, many of which had great beauty. The earliest glasses of all have the ballister stems, whichdate from 1680, and were very heavy and lumpy, more oddthan beautiful. In these there was sometimes a prevalencefor irregular bubbles of air, known as tears. They werenot accidents, but the earliest form of stem adornment. In England tumblers were not known, but toddy glasses,rummers and spirit glass
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