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. For the firSt time, then, that this has been done, I have separated this American furniture from its undesirable companionship; and a Study of the illustrations will quickly make it evident that given its own juSt opportunity this DireBoire type triumphantly emerges as at once one of the simplest, moSt elegant, and lovelieSt of Styles.

This I believe to be in itself a quite sufficient justification for the Step I have taken, but if further reason be necessary it can quickly be adduced. In every book—English and American—touching upon the subject, with which I am acquainted, obloquy is heaped upon the head of Sheraton for following the French Empire Style to the "utter ruin" of his furniture design. That in his laSt days of misery and penury he did do extremely bad things—and was probably forced so to do by the trend of the times, to keep himself alive—is undeniable; but on the other hand, has there been discrimination shown, and is he given credit for the entirely delightful pieces bearing his characteristics that were created under the influence of this historic phase of French Direftoire art ?

And will the reader, for a moment, turn to Plate 95 A and note the perfect grace and proportion of that American chair directly derived from French DireBoire examples. Now regarding one of the English chairs of this same contour what said the late, noted, Percy

Macquoid, who in general showed himself so fully appreciative of beauty in furniture ? He refers to the "gap in taSte" between this type and the chairs of twenty years earlier as showing "so great a difference from all tradition of what was beautiful, that the myStery of this sudden change cannot be explained."

If association and prejudice could so blind such a man as Mr. Macquoid is it not quite time that we did away with both association and prejudice!

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