Metal Applique

Applique of metal work is a form of relief ornamentation in many respects closely related to carving. It may be either cast or wrought. Castings, called ormolu, are usually of brass plated with gold and finished a dull color. They are especially used in the styles of Louis XY P Louis XVI. and Empire. In the Louis XV. style much of th< * ornament is applied in places where carving might have been used, and it is properly joined with the Lines of the article so as to become a part of them. In...

Construction And Upholstery Of Chairs

Muslin, and finally the cover is drawn, Such a seat has all the appearance of one upholstered with springs, and is comfortable enough where something firm is wanted. No. 3 illustrates the spring seat. It differs from No. 2 in this respect the webbing is fastened to the underside of the seat frame, instead of the top, and on it are placed the springs. Over them is stitched a burlap on which the hair or stuffing is placed. The remainder of the work is the same as for padded seat No. 2. The edge...