Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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supported by pilasters that en-monumental frames. All around the summit of the walls is close a carved slab above the mantel. There are some richly carved chairs and a greattable here, and an enormousred rug covers most of thefloor. On the left of theentrance door, with a singlewindow opening onto theentrance front, is a smallreception room in pink andwhite. Adjoining the stairs is agreat bay where hangs animmense curtain. Beyond itstretches a corridor, thatreaches down the side of thehouse; the principal roomsopen from one side of it,while the opposite side con-tains windows that openonto the inner front. Thesewindows are containedwithin alcoves or recesses,dividing the corridor intobays. Here again are thepilasters of the main hall,and its coffered ceiling. Theopenings of the alcoves arehung with heavy velvet cur-tains, while the windowsthemselves have curtains ofsalmon silk, very delicateand beautiful both in colorMrs. Shepards Room Is the Largest Bedroom in the House and material.
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December, 1906 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 3<?3 Three great rooms open from the corridor. The first,nearest the entrance front, is the living-room. The wood iscedar, the wainscot, pilasters, cornice, door and windowframes, and ceilings all being of this beautiful wood. Thewalls are paneled in green silk, which gives the predominatingcolor to the rug and furnishings. The drawing-room ad-joins the living-room and occupies the center of the mainpart of the river front. It is treated in ivory white and gold,the walls being paneled throughout in ivory white, withgilded moldings and ornaments. There are richly interlacedgilded panels over the doorways with paintings insertedwithin them. The mantel is of mottled purple and whitemarble, and has a built-in mirror above it. The richly gilt nounced to be unnoticed. Everything that could possibly beimagined for convenience in serving is here in more thanample abundance. The pantry is almost as large as manyNew York apartments, with a counter an
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