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Garrett, Rhoda & Agnes.
Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork and Furniture.

Philadelphia Porter & Coates: no date (ca.1880).

A popular guide to the Aesthetic, or "Queen Anne" style as it might be applied to the furniture, wallpaper, draperies and other decorations of a middle-class Victorian home of good taste- "Every one who has a house of his own may, I hope, find useful hints, for the rules of good taste apply to the cottage as well as to the manor house...Expensive decoration has not been advocated nothing, in fact, but what may be secured at the same cost as the ugliness which at present pervades too many even of our wealthiest homes". The text is illustrated with 6 wood engraved plates, three of which feature grand mantelpieces.

Hardcover. 5"x7.25", viii + 90 pages, with 1 b/w text illustration, plus 6 b/w plates. Publisher's brick-red cloth with black decoration covers a little worn, front endpaper missing, else a very nice copy.

Inventory #: 31386
Price: $ 150.00      



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