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Decorative Arts Design

By Morrison H. Heckscher

Историческая хроника развития стиля Рококо в мебели и разнообразных предметах, и следы его развития в Новом Свете. Множество оригинальных идей для творческих людей и любителей деревообработки.
Chronicles the origins of the Rococo sort in furnishings and lines its improvement within the New World.
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Was em ployed prim ar ily o n th e fir epl ace-the so le so urce o f heat in co lo n ial days and a natural ga the ring place-to establish it as th e vis ua l fo cu s of a roo m . Th ere. ca rv ing was o fte n exec u ted o n w ha t we re ca lle d tru sse s- either sc ro lls buttressing th e sides o f th e fir epl ace o r scr olled co nso les supportin g th e m antel she lf. In th e m o st o rn ate interi ors. o ve rdoor ped im ents ec hoed th e over ma n tel. Th e u se o f ca rved b rack et s at th e o pe n en d o f each tread o f a sta ircase was equa lly co mmo n .

T. fj- ;; '- I. ~t1 . '~ . 4 ~... ';/ . ''''''/ _ Plan and elevations, ca. 1 7 (,~ • for ent rance hall. Whiteh all. the Hor atio Sharpe hou se. near Annapolis. 17 (Q-(, Y . Pen cil on paper. 15 x Iy in. US . I x ~ S . J cm. ). Co llectio n of Mr. and Mrs. C ha rles Scarlett. J r. FI G U R E 17 . 1 0 IS. EII(r,lIl CC lial], Whiteh all. 1 7 (,~-(, Y Bu ckl and desi gned an eleg an t bri ck house with symm etrical w ings . Th e ri chl y carve d ch im ney p ieces an d the door an d w indow fram es o f th e fir st-floor int eri or s.

Built for Willi am H en sley, th ere is a ch im ney piece w ith simi lariti es to th o se at M acPh er son' s Mount Pl easant ; at Ches terto wn. Thomas Rin ggol d, a m er chant w ith close Phil adelph ia ties , h ad a p arl or (no w at th e Balt im ore M use um of Art) wi t h e la bora te o ve r m an te ls and overdoo rs exec u ted in a m ann er not unlike J ohn Sta m per's (see HG. 3' 28 The South T he co lon ial capital o f M aryland , Annapoli s, on th e banks o f the Chesapeake, eme rged as a ve ry pr o sp erou s cit y in th e 1760s an d l77os .

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