Meanwhile I am approaching a decorative
old Surrey town, little more than a cluster of ripe old inns, to one of which I have much pleasure in inviting the reader to dinner.
He had to content himself with setting the man to work again on mantelpieces and other decorative
stone-work for use in house property on the Trefusis estate.
object, such as a column, for instance, was placed in one of the corners and immediately produced a hall of a thousand columns; for, thanks to the mirrors, the real room was multiplied by six hexagonal rooms, each of which, in its turn, was multiplied indefinitely.
This style of painting infested the decorative
art of the day, especially above door-frames, where the artist displayed his eternal Seasons, and made you, in most houses in the centre of France, abhor the odious Cupids, endlessly employed in skating, gleaning, twirling, or garlanding one another with flowers.
The old warrior himself was arranging in round balls the two grey locks of hair that were suffered to grow from the crown of his head; his earrings and spear, both well polished, lay beside him, while the highly decorative
pair of shoes hung suspended from a projecting cane against the side of the house.
No; I think it was decorative
art-needlework she took up.
We were standing by then in the middle of the room with its vivid colours on a black background, with its multitude of winged figures with pale limbs, with hair like halos or flames, all strangely tense in their strained, decorative
In short, the cost of an article of furniture has at length come to be, with us, nearly the sole test of its merit in a decorative
point of view - and this test, once established, has led the way to many analogous errors, readily traceable to the one primitive folly.
The yellow shoes looked as though each had half a billiard ball in the toe, and the entire tops were perforated with many diverging lines in an attempt for the decorative
He had a curious black beard appearing only at the corners of his chin, and his large eyes were oddly set in his face like the flat decorative
eyes painted in old Egyptian profiles.
The second was clearer: an old Elizabethan galley with decorative
waves beneath it, but interrupted in the middle by a curious jagged rock, which was either a fault in the wood or some conventional representation of the water coming in.
Sir Harry hinted that a column, if possible, should be structural as well as decorative
At the present time, in the dark little parlour certain feet below the level of the street--a grim, hard, uncouth parlour, only ornamented with the coarsest of baize table-covers, and the hardest of sheet-iron tea-trays, and offering in its decorative
character no bad allegorical representation of Grandfather Smallweed's mind-- seated in two black horsehair porter's chairs, one on each side of the fire-place, the superannuated Mr.
that Stroeve had made in Rome, and placed so as to make the most of their decorative
effect were a number of Stroeve's pictures, all in splendid frames.
The peculiarities of lighting, the masses of dingy red and tarnished gold, the heaviness of the shadows and the decorative
lines, offered a new theme; and half the studios in the Quarter contained sketches made in one or other of the local theatres.