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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A Glimpse of the Dining-room with the Hall Beyond
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The Simply Designed Living-room ment and a prominent feature of the house. At the right ofthe hall is the den, sacred to the use of the master of thehouse, and on the door is secured a curious sanctuary knockerfashioned after one seen in York, England. Here, as in allparts of the building, a pure Colonial effect is wrought outboth in the arrangement and selection of hangings, furnitureand ornaments. The dining-room at the rear of the den is a study in beauti-ful architecture. Tapestry hangings and woodwork done ingreen and white enamel throw into striking and harmoniousrelief the Corinthian columns which support the fireplaceand the exquisitely carved frieze that surrounds the mantel.Ionic columns at another side of the room support boxes ofplants, whose perennial luxuriance keeps summer time within the home. Thechairs found in thisapartment are cop-ied after those ofRobert Morris, theone-time great finan-cier, and after thosewhich once belongedto Thomas Jeffer-son. The living-room, w
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