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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Flowered Cretonne Curtain for a Living-room Velvet Portiere for the Hall September, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 34i
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Swiss Curtain and Raw Silk for the Bedroom their early splendor, nor did they have as much grace. Thearches above the windows are merely artificial, being onlywooden frames put up, strained with canvas; after which thesame kind of stuff which the curtains are made of is formedto appear like a fan and drapery locked on to it. As early as 1800 the rolling-up blinds and spring-blindswere used, and also the Venetian blinds drawn by pulleys.Sheraton says: The most fashionable blinds are all of woodpainted green, except the frame, which is of mahogany. Theblind part is either composed of upright or horizontal narrowlaths, an eighth of an inch thick, painted in bright green, andwhich moves by means of a lever to any position for ad-mitting more or less light.The most approved of atpresent are with uprightlaths, and moved by turninga brass knob at the upperside of the frame. This elaborate windowfurnishing is no longer fash-ionable, because it isthought foolish extrava-gance to put from two h
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