Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings; A Guide to Selecting Reproductions

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Overview

In clear, succinct terms the authors explain what reproductions of document quality are available, when and where it is appropriate to use them and how to purchase them. Wallpapers contains over 1,350 different wallpapers from 1700 to 1910, describing American and foreign designs and borders as well as scenic, plain and embossed papers. Includes 200+ black-and-white photos and 20 full-color photos. Fabrics consists of seven chapters devoted to periods beginning with the 18th century. Features a unique catalog of more than 600 fabric types and patterns and a new chapter on 20th-century fabrics. The authors of Floor Coverings explain how to research floor coverings that may have been used previously in a room and how to locate suitable reproductions. They cover everything from shiplap pine boards, encaustic tiles to flatwoven ingrains and the finest Orientals. Lighting traces the history of lighting from candles to gas and electric fixtures used in American homes, public places and streets from the colonial era into the 20th century. Moss provides complete information on selecting several hundred appropriate fixtures.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780891331308
  • Publisher: National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Publication date: 5/1/1988
  • Series: Historic Interiors Series
  • Pages: 283

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Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings
1750 to 1800: The Colonial and Early Federal Interior
1800 to 1840: The Late Federal and Grecian Interior
1840 to 1875: The Early Victorian Interior
1875 to 1900: The Late Victorian Interior
1900 to 1930: The Modern Interior
Appendix
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