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Очерк стилей французской мебели в эпоху средневековья и до конца правления французского короля Людовика XIII. То есть до знаменитой по романам А.Дюма эпохи шевалье Атоса, Портоса и Арамиса. Рассматриваются стили и способы отделки мебели, разнообразные рисунки декора. Материалы и виды тонировок древесины. Книга богато проиллюстрирована фотографиями редких предметов интерьера описываемой эпохи. Издание может быть интересно в первую очередь реставраторам мебели и мастерам, стремящимся производить по-настоящему стильную мебель с колоритом эпохи.

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It is impossible not to be struck with the similarity of this decoration to that of the king's gallery in a cathedral. In a buffet of the fifteenth century there is not a single detail that is not to be seen in the Church of the Trinity at Vendome, or in the apse of Saint Severin in Paris. The uprights are flanked by slender counterforts with flat sides, with ribs, pillars either prismatic or ribbed, the feet of which sink down and penetrate ^ into the finials are sharpthe talus of the base ; 1 Small fantastic animals such as winged dragons, basilisks, etc.

Could So let us follow anything be more amiable ? might Corrozet. * The house he is to bring us through from the cellar La cave tenebreuse et obscure la cure Cave dont Bacchus trend to the garret Oil on Des X >t -^ met toutes les relicque% extencilles domtstiques^ , ^'-} I ftcece^ AN IDEAL HOUSE 33 the house he himself would fain possess, the newfashioned house of a rich burgess. is Noble maison de tons grands hiens garnye^ Riche maison de tons meuhles foiirnye. First of all the courtyard. marble ; and it is It is paved with embellished with medallions Et de figures magnifiques, Tafit de modernes que d' antiques.

However it might be, it was not French work. The foregoing is a condensed description of the technique and style of the furniture of the Middle Ages. In fine, in spite of polychromy, and despite the fact that up to the sixteenth century many pieces, the majority without a doubt, were made of plain heavy wood intended I It must date from the early years of the'sixteenth century LOUIS i6 XIII FURNITURE be continually covered with painted and embroidered stuffs, they were mostly works of mouldings and carving, and never was woodcarving finer always attacked with admirable boldness, while sometimes it was caressing and full of subtlety, it is above all broad and vigorous, a manner especially proper for work in oak.

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