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Lavishly illustrated with photographs and engravings from vintage catalogues, Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms offers an armchair excursion through Victorian houses from each period, with representative parlors, dining rooms, and bedrooms shown in detail. Sections on floor coverings, walls, ceilings, mantels, trim, window treatments, lighting, and furnishings show what is authentic to a particular style.
The authors explain why modern people cannot perfectly recreate Victorian-period rooms, and probably wouldn't like the results anyway. But lovers of Victoriana can come close, and with the help of this book can learn how to create beautiful rooms that are true to the spirit of the age.
The proprietors of Leith Hall Historic Seashore Inn, a restored Victorian bed-and-breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, provide an armchair excursion through Victorian houses of various interior decors, including Gothic, Greek, Rococo, and Renaissance, giving readers the opportunity to examine representative rooms in detail and discover why they looked the way they did. 180 illustrations.